ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-07-053

Date Created : 10/09/2006


Co-op Directors
other: LEA Supervisors
EC Coordinators

Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Special Ed: Technical Assistance Training for Catastrophic Occurrences Program in 2006-07

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-20-2303(17), IDEA (20 U.S.C.A. §1400, et seq.)

Contact Person:
Ms. Marcia Harding

Phone Number:


The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Special Education Unit will host two technical assistance training sessions (one in the West and one in the East) on Fiscal Year (FY) 2006-2007 Catastrophic Occurrences student identification, programming, and cost tracking.

The West session will be held in Russellville, AR on October 10, 2006, at the Ross Pendergraft Library and Technology Center, Room 300, on the campus of Arkansas Tech University (see attached map). The East session will be held in Forrest City, AR on October 11, 2006, at the Forrest City Civic Center, 1335 North Washington. Each session will begin at 10:00 a.m. and conclude by 4:00 p.m. Lunch will be the participant’s responsibility.

Attendance by local special education supervisory staff is strongly encouraged for any school district contemplating a claim for Catastrophic Occurrences in FY 2006-2007. Pre-registration on is encouraged to track participant training hours. Training materials will be available for downloading on the Special Education website in the MySped Resource under the Support tab on October 6, 2006.


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