Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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Parents

Parent and Family Resources

Welcome to the Arkansas Department of Education Special Education Unit. Parents and families are important partners in achieving success for all students. This webpage is designed to help parents and families of students ages 3-21 learn more about special education in Arkansas.

CIRCUIT Services

Centralized Intake and Referral / Consultant Unified Intervention Team (CIRCUIT)  connects parents, guardians, caregivers, school personnel, or any other concerned party to a regional cadre of special education consultants.  CIRCUIT can assist in interventions for students with sensory disabilities, multiple physical disabilities, behavior, and autism spectrum disorders. 
 
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State Standards

Learn more about the standards that define the knowledge and skills Arkansas students should have in order to be ready for college and careers.

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Licensure & Certification

Find critical information about renewing Arkansas educator licenses, adding areas of licensure, licensing by reciprocity from other states, background checks and more.

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ESEA Flexibility

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Latest News & Events

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