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School Liaison Officer
575 Holzapple Bldg. 207
Grand Forks AFB, ND 58205
Contact information for key programs and services at this installation.
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.
Special Education services are available to eligible children with special needs. The services are described in the Child's Individual Education Plan (IEP).
The North Dakota Vision Services School for the Blind (NDVSSB) is located in Grand Forks, ND. The school can be contacted via phone at 701-795-2700. The school provides statewide and regionalized outreach services for individuals of all ages who are visually impaired or blind. Services are free for all ND residents. They provide outreach teachers that go out to the schools to provide services to low vision, visually impaired or blind individuals of all ages.
Article 67-23 01-12, of the Administrative Rules of the North Dakota Office of Public Instruction specify the following disabilities in accessing an individual for special education as if September 2011;
Nathan Twining Elementary & Middle School has a program for special education services for grades K-3 and offers special education services for grades 4-8. For specific information please contact the Director for the Special Education, at 701-746-2230 or via fax at 701-746-2475.