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Education/IEP Planning

All children and youth with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) must receive a free appropriate public education that includes fair evaluation, ambitious goals, challenging objectives, the right to progress, individualized supports and services, high quality instruction, and access to the general education curriculum in age-appropriate inclusive settings. These are essential for achieving the nation’s four policy goals of equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency (the four policy goals). Parents and families must be supported as essential partners in the education and transition to adult life of their sons and daughters.

Joint Position Statement of AAIDD and The Arc

Stone County School Districts:

  • Blue Eye School District (417) 779-5332
  • Tri-Lakes Special Ed Cooperative (417) 779-5332
  • Clever R-V School District (417) 743-4800
  • Crane R-III School District (417) 723-5300
  • Galena R-II School District (417) 357-6027
  • Hurley R-I School District (417) 369-3271
  • Marionville R-IX School District (417) 258-7755
  • Nixa Public School District (417) 875-5400
  • Reeds Spring R-IV School District (417) 272-8173
  • Shell Knob 78 School District (417) 858-6743
  • Spokane R-VIII School District (417) 443-2200

What is an IEP meeting?
In-depth Look at the Components of an IEP


Post-Secondary Education

Ozarks Technical Community College Disability Services
Table Rock Campus
Email: portepan@otc.edu
Phone: 417-447-7794
The Disability Support Services Offices at each campus and education center are once again open to students, faculty, staff and the community. DSS personnel continue to be available remotely by phone, email, or Zoom online videoconferencing as well. 
Please note: All visitors to OTC campuses and centers are required to wear a mask. 

> Missouri State University Bear Power Program
Email: RachelHeinz@MissouriState.edu
Phone: 417-836-5282
Bear POWER (Promoting Opportunities for Work, Education and Resilience) at Missouri State University is a two year, five semester inclusive college program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. The program that was created to offer a post-secondary education opportunity to students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) transitioning out of high school.

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