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United States Army
600 Thomas Ave.
Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-2303
Military families often relocate every two or three years. Below are suggestions for making the transition easier as your child enters a new school system following your family's move to a new duty station in the states or a Department of Defense Education Activity school overseas.
At least 30 days prior to your move:
If your child has special needs and is receiving early intervention or special education services, request a copy of the following information:
As you leave your duty station, you should:
When you arrive at your new duty station, you should:
More information about moving with an IEP can be found here.
*It is faster and easier for the receiving school to start the appropriate special education or early intervention services for your child when you hand-carry important information and documents directly to them. This allows the current individualized education program to be recognized by the school's special education committee much sooner, and interim services can be provided with less delay. Each state has different policies or procedures that guide its special education and early intervention programs. Do not expect to use the same forms and procedures that were used at your previous location. You should expect that every effort will be made to meet your child's needs.