The information presented below is a brief overview of this state's special education support system. Please contact the state education agency or follow the included links for more detailed information.

Educational definitions of disabilities

  • Autism - consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act definition
  • Intellectual disability - uses cognitive impairment and definition is consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
  • Emotional/behavioral disorder - uses emotional disturbance and is consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

More detailed information is available at eligibility criteria.

Numbers of students with disabilities served

For the 2012 child count, Idaho reported the following:

  • Autism - 2,232 students, sixth highest among disability populations
  • Intellectual disability - 1,967 students, seventh highest among disability populations
  • Emotional/behavioral disorder - 1,398 students, eighth highest among disability populations

Support service structure

Idaho State Department of Education, Special Education monitors and supports the special education services provided by public schools.

Task forces

Idaho does not have a disability task force.

Statewide disability clearinghouse

The Idaho Training Clearinghouse provides information on special education training opportunities and resources.

Disability scholarship program

Idaho does not have a statewide disability scholarship program.

Insurance coverage for autism spectrum disorder services

Idaho has not enacted legislation related to insurance coverage specifically for autism spectrum disorder-related services.

TRICARE-approved applied behavior analysis providers

As of May 2013, Idaho had three supervisors (direct service providers) and five tutors (assistants requiring supervision to provide services).

Parent training and information centers

Idaho Parents Unlimited is Idaho's parent training and information center.

Secondary transition resources

Information and resources related to secondary transition in Idaho are available at secondary transition.

Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission

Idaho is a member of the Military Interstate Children's Compact Commission.

Special education resources

Information on resources for families is available from the local school district and the parent training and information center listed above. The Idaho Training Clearinghouse's resource page also lists statewide and national resources.

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