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Special Education Listserv

Subject: Parent's Guide to Special Education in Missouri

Source: Janet Hoskins, Assistant Director, Compliance                  

Intended Audience: Administrators of Special Education

Date: October 7, 2008

The Parent's Guide to Special Education was revised in September 2008 to reflect state and federal regulations as outlined in the Missouri State Plan for Special Education, 2007 edition and is posted on our website at  This booklet provides parents with information to assist in their participation with the identification process and provision of educational services for children with disabilities.

Public agencies responsible for the provision of special education services are encouraged to provide a copy of this guide to families of children currently receiving special education services, families involved in the identification/eligibility determination process, and families to whom you provide support services related to children with disabilities.

Public agencies may also request copies at no cost via email to Craig Nichols at or Capital Projects, 2001 E. McCarty, Jefferson City, MO 65101, phone 573-634-3660.