Parents of Students with DisabilitiesThe district continues to offer IDEA Equitable Services for students with disabilities attending private or home school. The department of Special Education is purchasing Core 5 and Power-Up web-based subscriptions from Lexia Learning Systems for eligible students with disabilities in private and home school, based on feedback we received from stakeholders. You can learn more about these reading resources by visiting:
Welcome to the Cobb County School District Special Education website. It is our hope, on this page, you will find the information you are looking for concerning students with disabilities. If you are a parent of a student with a disability, please see the link below to our Parent Mentors’ page for additional information and resources.
Special Education Programs
Adapted Physical Education, Autism, Emotional Behavioral Disorder, Intellectual Disability and Transition Services
Records and Transcripts
Special Education Records Room
Equitable Services Update for Students with Disabilities who are Parentally Placed in Private or Home School
Please contact Teresa.Vento@cobbk12.org if you have questions about equitable services for students with disabilities who are in private or home school. If you suspect that your child has a disability and would like to make a referral to determine your child’s eligibility for special education services, you may contact the Office of Student Assistance Programs at (678) 581-6803. We plan to schedule our next consultation meeting in October of 2022.
Please use these helpful FAQs below to find the information you require
Who is my local school Special Education contact person? SSA-Support and Service Administrator?
Each school is assigned a special education Support and Services Administrator also known as the SSA. This person is your special education contact at your local school. See below for a list of SSAs for each school.
Where can I find information about special education eligibility categories?
|The Georgia Department of Education, Special Education Services and Supports, recognizes 12 categories of eligibility for students with disabilities. Click below for categories and information pertaining to them.|
Ga. DOE Eligibility Categories
Where can I find more information about special education rules?
|You can find information from the GA DOE here.|
How do I find out about funds for special needs scholarships?
|The state of Georgia has a Georgia’s Special Needs Scholarship Program which is also referred to as SNSP or Senate Bill 10 funds (SB 10). For information about the Special Needs Scholarship Program, click here.|
How can I have special education questions answered in my native language?
|The International Welcome Center can assist you with obtaining information in your native language.|
How do I get my student evaluated?
|Contact the Support and Services Administrator that is assigned to your child’s school who will work with you to address your question(s) regarding an evaluation.|
SSA List is provided at the top of this page
Who do I contact with questions about Special Education Transportation?
|The need for special education transportation is determined by your child’s IEP team. If special education transportation is indicated, it will be coordinated by the case manager. Please contact your child’s case manager or the Support & Services Administrator at your school with any transportation issues (i.e. moving, change in pick up/drop off location). Transportation changes may take up to 10 days to process.|
If you have questions regarding your student’s special education transportation, Click HERE to access the special education transportation website.
What is a Facilitated IEP Team Meeting and how do I request one?
|A Facilitated IEP Team Meeting (FIEP) is an optional process, not required by the IDEA, that state educational agencies (SEA) or school districts may provide to parents and schools. A Facilitated IEP Team Meeting, lead by a facilitator, is designed to be a collaborative dispute prevention and resolution process used when members of an IEP team agree that the presence of a third party would help facilitate communication and problem solving. IEP Facilitators can be useful in various ways, including when there is a history of communication challenges or a meeting is expected to be particularly complex or controversial.|
A Facilitated IEP Team Meeting is the same as any other IEP team meeting, except that a facilitator from the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) joins the meeting. The facilitator helps with communication among team members, and does not make decisions about the student’s IEP. The goal of a Facilitated IEP Team Meeting is to develop an IEP that is supported by team members and benefits the student.
In a facilitated IEP Team meeting:
Who can request a Facilitated IEP Team Meeting?
How do I request a FIEP?
Why would I request a FIEP?
Click below for additional information pertaining to the Facilitated IEP Team Meeting process.
What are the high schools graduation requirements for students with significant cognitive disabilities?
The graduation requirements have been established by the Cobb County Board of Education and can be found in Board Policy IHF-R: Graduation Requirements.
For the Board Policy, click here.
What are the Special Education Abbreviations, Acronyms and Terminology?
|Special Education Abbreviations, Acronyms and Terminology|
District Administrative Rule JBCD-R Transfers
How to obtain a copy of your diploma.
|Obtain a Copy of Your Diploma|