South Dakota Parent's Guide to Special Education

"What Parents Should Know...About Special Education in South Dakota" is an easy-to-understand, comprehensive guide to federal and state laws and regulations about special education.

The development of the guide was a collaborative effort and is written specifically for families.

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Online Version in Sections:

Introduction, Acknowledgements, Resources, Table of Contents

Definitions and Acronyms & Purposes and Applicability of Part B to State and Local Educational Agencies

Child Find Services & Evaluation / Re-evaluation

Eligibility & IEP Process / IEP Team

Related Services &Transition Services

Assistive Technology & Placement / Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

Private (Including Religious) School Placement by Parents where FAPE is NOT at Issue & Special Topics

Procedural Safeguards


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The contents of this website were developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education Project Grant H328M140021; Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant H84MC07994, Family to Family Health Information Center, $96,750 and approximately 5% financed with non-governmental resources. The contents should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by US Department of Education, HRSA, HHS or the Federal Government.