Washington Sensory Disabilities Services

We’re here to support the developmental and learning needs of children aged birth to 21 who:

  • Are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Are blind or visually impaired
  • Have a combined hearing loss and visual impairment

Our educational consultants can help educational teams with:

  • Observe how the child is currently functioning and figure out next steps
  • Develop an appropriate assessment battery
  • Establish a workable communication system or improve an existing one
  • Develop outcomes or goals for a child’s Individualized Family Service Plan or Individualized Education Plan
  • Modify the environment to make it easier for the child to be included in family life or the general classroom curriculum
  • Start planning for life after high school

To request technical assistance, submit an online request by clicking the link up above “Request Support” or download a TA Request Form and return to wsds@psesd.org

What is Safety Net?

OSPI states “Safety net funding is available to school districts with a demonstrated capacity for Special Education funding in excess of state and federal funding otherwise provided.”

How do you apply for this funding?