ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : LS-07-075

Date Created : 12/18/2006


Co-op Directors
other: LEA Supervisors
EC Coordinators

Type of Memo: Administrative
Response Required: No
Section:   Learning Services - Dr. Laura Bednar, Assistant Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: FY 2006-07 Catastrophic Occurrences Registration/Technical Assistance

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

Contact Person:
Janice Hood

Phone Number:


Special Education Catastrophic Occurrences for the FY 2006-2007 students must be registered on the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Special Education website ( by January 25, 2007, in order to file for reimbursement on May 1, 2007. The Registry site is accessed through MySped Resource under the Finance tab. A Userís Guide for the Registry is located under the Support tab.

Registration on the Special Education website by January 25, 2007, is necessary to allow sufficient time for the ADE to provide on-site technical assistance to school districts. The purpose of Catastrophic Occurrences on-site technical assistance is to ensure that students for whom Catastrophic Occurrences funding is requested are properly identified and are receiving a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment, including special education and related services, in accordance with an Individualized Education Program (IEP).

Additional information on the Special Education Catastrophic Occurrences program can be found at by referring to Rule 24.00 under the Policy link, Rules and Regulations.


Back to the Customer List

Copyright © 1997 Arkansas Department of Education. All rights reserved.
Department of Education Home Page