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Special Education

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that guarantees that children with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education alongside their non-disabled peers.  

 An eligible child in Arkansas is one who receives special education and related services under one of these areas of disability:

  • autism
  • deaf-blindness
  • hearing impairment including deafness
  • emotional disturbance (ages 5-21)
  • intellectual disability (ages 5-21)
  • multiple disabilities
  • non-categorical (ages 3-5)
  • orthopedic impairment
  • other health impairment
  • specific learning disability (ages 5-21)
  • speech or language impairment
  • traumatic brain injury
  • visual impairment

 If a child qualifies under IDEA, special education services are provided free of charge. Among the services covered are related services, such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy; supplementary aids and services, such as adaptive equipment or special communication systems; and specially designed instruction, all of which are based on the child’s unique needs.

Pursuant to the Child Find component of IDEA, the Glen Rose School District is responsible for ensuring that all children with disabilities within its jurisdiction and in need of special education and related services are identified, located and evaluated, regardless of the severity of their disability.  For information about the rights of parents of children with disabilities, or for answers to any questions you might have about identification, evaluation, and placement under IDEA, please contact the district’s Special Education Supervisor, Amber McCrackin at



Special Education