ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-10-098

Date Created : 12/17/2009


Co-op Directors
other: LEA Supervisors

Type of Memo: Administrative
Response Required: No
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
Special Ed Programs: FY 2009-10 Catastrophic Occurrences Registration/Technical Assistance

Regulatory Authority:
Ark. Code Ann. § 6-20-2303(20)

Contact Person:
Ms. Patricia Izquierdo

Phone Number:


Students who qualify for Special Education Catastrophic Occurances during fiscal year 2009-2010 must be registered on the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Special Education Website,( by February 1, 2010. In order to file for possible reimbursement of cost, financial information must be submitted by May 1, 2010. The Registry site is accessed through MySped Resource under the Finance tab. A User’s Guide for the Registry is located under the Support tab.

Registration of each potentially eligible student on the Special Education Website by February 1, 2010, is necessary to allow sufficient time for the ADE to provide onsite technical assistance to school districts. Catastrophic Abilities & Student Demographic Forms are to be sent via e-mail to: 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.


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