Special Education Services

Published: 6/30/2015 5:08 PM
Welcome to the Division of Learning Services.  This site includes information on all aspects of special education programs in public schools.  We welcome your comments and suggestions.  If you need further assistance with finding information on special education programs in Kentucky's public schools, please contact us.



  • Alternate K-PREP Training and Instructional Resources

    Welcome to the KCAS-KAAP Standards Roll-Out!  This site includes all podcasts, training materials, and instructional tools to assist MSD teachers as they implement the new common core standards for this upcoming year. 
  • Assistive Technology

    An assistive technology device is any item, piece of equipment or product system, whether acquired commercially off the shelf, modified or customized, that is used to increase, maintain or improve functional capabilities of individuals with disabilities (IDEA).


  • Contact Information

    This page lists programs and services offered by the Division of Learning Services.  This page will provide email links directly to the contact person for the program or service you are seeking.


  • Dispute Resolution Process

    The  Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and its implementing regulations require states to have a system to resolve disputes between parents of students with disabilities and local school districts.


  • Emergency Probation Teacher Documentation

    This page provides the regulations, forms and documentation required for emergency or probationary certificates.


  • Essential Instructional Practices

    Content modules essential to any classroom serving MSD (Moderate Severe Disability) students.


  • Forms and Documents

    This section provides forms and documents related to exceptional children.


  • Guidance Documents

    ​This page contains various guidance documents, such as policy, procedures, and guidelines for compliance.


  • Home Hospital Instruction

    This page contains the necessary forms and documentation for Home Hospital Instruction. 

    Home Hospital Instruction Regulation: 704 KAR 7:120
  • IEP Guidance and Documents

    This page contains guidance documents for the development and creation of Individualized Education Programs.


  • KAMD - Kentucky Accessible Materials Database

    In 2002, the Kentucky Senate passed Senate Bill 243, which required that any publisher of a textbook adopted for use in K-12 public schools provide those textbooks in an accessible electronic format in order to assist schools in meeting their obligation to provide equal access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities.  SB 243 also established the need for facilitating the timely delivery of accessible materials to schools. 


  • Kentucky Educational Cooperatives Special Education Services

    The Kentucky Special Education Cooperative Network consists of nine (9) Special Education Cooperatives located across the state.
  • Kentucky's IDEA State Application

    ​SY 2015-2016 Draft IDEA Application


  • KY Eligibility for Speech and Language Forms

    This page contains the latest edition of the Kentucky Eligibility Guidelines for Speech Language. Also included is the link to the Kentucky Licensure Board for Speech Pathology and Audiology.
  • Low Incidence

    This page contains information related to students with low incidence disabilities including autism spectrum disorders, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.​


  • Monitoring Documents

    The monitoring documents are designed to assist school district personnel in conducting an accurate record review. 


  • Postsecondary Transition Planning for Students with Severe Disabilities

    This page contains information and resources which may prove helpful as districts and parents work together to develop meaningful transition plans for students with severe disabilities.


  • Public Reporting of IDEA B Data

    ​This page provides information regarding the public reporting of 618 Data, the State Performance Plan (SPP) and information regarding Kentucky's IDEA State Application.


  • Question and Answer Documents

    This page contains various Question and Answer documents created by the Division of Learning Services.
  • Reference Tables for Identifying Students with a Specific Learning Disability

    ​This page contains the reference tables used to determine student eligibility under the Specific Learning Disability category. 



    SPLASH provides assistance to Low Incidence Consultants and Teachers. SPLASH will assist with building the capacity of Kentucky’s schools to increase academic achievement for students with low incidence disabilities and to increase and retain the number of special education teachers across the Commonwealth.
  • State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children

    The Kentucky State Advisory Panel for Exceptional Children (SAPEC) provides policy guidance with respect to special education and related services for children with disabilities in Kentucky as defined by special education regulations and applicable state and federal law. ​

  • Student Information System Special Education

    This page contains information related to the Special Education portion of the Student Information System.  Included on this page are links to data standards documents, training information and upcoming events regarding the Student Information System.
  • Transition

    This page provides resources related to transition for exceptional children regarding Independent Living/Community Participation, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Training and Employment, and Technical Assistance Centers.


  • Transition for Parents

    This page provides web links that parents might find helpful as they assist their child in planning and preparing for life after school.


  • Transition for Students

    ​This page provides students with web links that may be helpful to them as they plan for life after school.


  • Transition Resources

    This page contains information and resources which may prove helpful as districts and parents work together to develop meaningful transition plans for students with severe disabilities.


  • Use of Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Public Schools

    This page contains downloadable documents regarding the use of physical restraint and seclusion in public schools. The resources focus on best practice and systems of prevention to minimize the need to use intensive interventions such as physical restraint and seclusion.


  • Waiver Process

    ​This page contains information about the process local school districts must use to request waivers for certain types of circumstances when their special education teachers are operating outside of State requirements. ​
Kathie Anderson
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Learning Services
500 Mero Street, 18th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4970