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Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-2303
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, requires states and territories to provide early intervention and special education services to eligible children and young adults. Early intervention services, or EIS, are available for children from birth to 3 years old, and special education services are available to children from 3 to 21 years old. Installation EFMP Family Support providers can provide specific information and resources for these services.
All states and territories must provide early intervention services to children who have, or are at risk for having, developmental delays, from birth to their third birthday.
Most CONUS locations, local school districts or health departments provide these early intervention services. The program is called different names in different areas, but it is often referred to as Part C because that is the section of the law that pertains to early intervention. The Education Directory for Children with Special Needs has a list of resources specific to each state to help you determine who you should contact. Your installation EFMP Family Support provider can also answer your questions.
If you are moving OCONUS or to a CONUS location with a DODEA school (and you live on installation), your child will receive EIS through the Defense Department’s Educational and Developmental Intervention Services, or EDIS, program.
When moving, you should hand carry copies of your child's most current individual family service plan, or IFSP, and the most current evaluation reports to your new home to ensure they are not lost.
All states and territories provide special education and related services to eligible children between the ages of 3 through 21.
When a child transfers to a different district in the same state, the new school must provide a free, appropriate public education, including comparable services, until the previously held IEP is adopted or a new one is developed and implemented. When a child transfers to another state, the receiving school must provide comparable services until an IEP review can determine if a new evaluation or IEP is appropriate.
If you are moving and your child receives special education and related services, you should hand carry all necessary school and medical documents, including the most current IEP and current evaluation reports. Hand carrying these documents ensures that they are not lost and allows the new school to begin the process as soon as you arrive.
Fort Leavenworth USD 207 provides special education services, including gifted services, in the least restrictive environment, to the maximum extent appropriate, based on a student's individual needs. Types of services/programs include consultation services, general education inclusion support, resource room support, and center based programs.
-Fort Leavenworth School District provide Special Education Programs which include: Early Childhood Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Speech and Language, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Gifted, Sever Multiple Disabilities, Mental Retardation, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Visually Impaired, Behavior Disorder, Autism and School Psychology.
-In the state of Kansas, gifted services are provided through Special Education and therefore follow Special Education eligibility processes and an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is written and services are provided.
-Kansas eligibility for gifted program placement requires a student to have: 1) A current standardized individual test of intelligence with a composite rank at the 97th percentile or above on national norms, (i.e. WISC III, Stanford-Binet); and 2) A current standardized achievement score with a composite rank at the 95th percentile or above on national norms, (i.e. Iowa Test of Basic Skills); and 3) A current Individualized Education Program (IEP) that documents a student has been provided enrichment or acceleration beyond that offered within the regular classroom. All of the above documentation must be brought to enrollment for automatic staffing into the gifted program.
For more information on Special Education Services/Programs, contact USD 207 at 913-651-7373 or ACS/EFMP at 913-684-2800/2871.