The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 (Public Law 108-446) authorizes State activities to Local Education Agencies, including direct and supportive service activities, to improve results for children with disabilities, ages 3 to 21, by ensuring a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. For this purpose, a regional cadre of special education consultants is available who can assist in interventions for students with sensory disabilities, multiple physical disabilities, behavior, and autism spectrum disorders.
CIRCUIT Services can be requested by parents, guardians, caregivers, school personnel, or any other concerned party
- Request for services will automatically generate a confirmation that the request has been received.
- Service requests warranting the involvement of State Consultant Resources will generate a service referral to the appropriate CIRCUIT Unit.
- Request for Services will result in a follow-up telephone call or email from a CIRCUIT resource within 2 weeks. Depending on the results for the follow up, additional information may be required. For example, services from Behavior Intervention Consultant require: the most recent relevant portions of the IEP, including the face sheet and goals statement, the most recent behavior plan, the most recent evaluation. Services from an ESVI Vision Consultant require the most recent eye exam from an optometrist or ophthalmologist.