Office of Special Education

Posted: Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:21am Updated: Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:27am

Indiana’s Part B Application for FFY2014 Open for Public Comment
March 3, 2014
To receive federal Part B special education funding from the U.S. Department of Education, the Indiana Department of Education is required to give the public an opportunity to comment on the plan in its Part B Application.  Comments will be accepted through May 2, 2014. Comments should be submitted to Becky Bowman at
 • Part B Application
 • Comment Form

UPDATE ON IMAST TRANSITION: A recorded WebEx on "Transitioning Away from IMAST" is now available.
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The Transition Away From IMAST: IDOE Online ISTEP+ Resources for the Classroom
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Transitioning from IMAST – Resources for Parents
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The Special Education Team ensures that all eligible students with disabilities are provided a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. The following exceptionalities are included: autism spectrum disorder, communication disorder, deaf-blindness, developmental delay, emotional disability, hearing impairment, learning disability, mental disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, traumatic brain injury, and visual impairment. The team ensures that Indiana is in compliance with the federal Individuals With Disabilities Education Act through monitoring of special education programs, oversight of community and residential programs, provision of mediation and due process rights, and sound fiscal management.

Phone: (317) 232‐0570
Toll Free: (877) 851-4106

Special Education Information

Staff Directory

Name Position Email Phone
Sievers-Coffer, Kristan Special Education Specialist (Indicators 4, 9, & 10) & General Inquiries (317) 232-0595
Simpson, Jennifer Complaint Investigator (317) 232-0575
Tetrick, Traci Complaint Investigator (317) 232-9062
Thompson, Jennifer Part B Grants Supervisor (317) 234-1002
Waddell, LaTrennia Excess Cost Support Specialist (317) 232-0585
Yockey, Steve Special Education Specialist (Indicator 13) (317) 232-9065
Zemaitis, Nancy State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (317) 232-0568