Welcome to Special Services
The ESD 105 Special Service Department provides high-quality services and supports for students, and those who serve students, with disabilities ages birth through 21. The Special Services Department at ESD 105 provides a range of services to schools and communities that directly serve students with disabilities. These services may include many types of related services and supports; including providing technical assistance and consultation to school teams for program enhancement and compliance in partnership with the OSPI special education team.
Currently, Washington is one of the nation’s least inclusive states, ranking 44 out of 50 for inclusivity. Inclusion is the belief and practice that all students have the right to meaningfully access academic and social opportunities in general education settings. It’s also a vision and philosophy based on the fundamental belief that all children are competent, capable, and should be held to high expectations.
Students with disabilities, especially those with an individual education plan (IEP), are often excluded from core instruction.
AESD’s Inclusionary Practices Project (IPP) seeks to address educational inequities experienced by students with an IEP by supporting professional learning for school leadership teams that focus on creating more inclusive education environments using the lens of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).