Denver Public Schools will be a national leader to ensure that all students with special education needs will be taught in an inclusive environment.
The mission of the Special Education Department is to collaboratively engage with school staff to develop capacities designed to improve academic, social and emotional outcomes for students with disabilities and their families. DPS accomplishes this mission by developing an understanding of the specific context of each school, providing professional expertise, and building a plan of support together.
Special Education Department Site- Contains links to depatment resources, IEP guidance, and Standard Operating Procedures. Home page includes map to locate service providers by schools and a calendar of upcoming professional development.
ACEConnect Transition Services - Transition resources and supports for students with disabilities in DPS, including transition basics, resources for transition assessment, career exploration opportunities and more!
Assistive Technology - Web resource for requesting assistive technology for DPS students. Information on resources, policies and for support with utilization of assistive technology.
Extended School Year (ESY) - Homepage for the DPS Extended School Year program. ESY is intended to maintain student's IEP goals from the previous school year. This website provides information on ESY including guidance for determining whether a student requires ESY services, data collection tools and the online ESY registration form.
IRC/SEAK - The Instructional Resource Center (IRC) is a make and take lab where you can develop instructional materials for your students. SEAK (Special Education Assessment Kits) is an online, SharePoint system to request norm-referenced assessment materials. SEAK materials can be picked up and returned through the IRC. Computers with scoring software are also available for use.
SEAS - Special Education Assessment Services (SEAS) provides support with the evaluation of student's whose primary language is Spanish. SEAS should be contacted whenever a child is being considered for special education eligibility and the child's native language is Spanish. You will be prompted to enter your DPS ID and password to enter the SEAS referral system.
Director, Special Education
Senior Manager of Elementary Schools
Senior Manager of Secondary Schools
Senior Manager of Charter School and iZone
Senior Manager, Related Services
Senior Manager, Preschool and Child Find