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  • 2011 - 2016 State Plan
    Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education. Creating Changes that Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities and Students Receiving Special Education Services.
  • 2007-2011 State Plan
    Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education. Creating Changes that Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities and Students Receiving Special Education Services.
  • 2001-2006 State Plan
    Governor's Council on Disabilities and Special Education. Creating Changes that Improve the Lives of People with Disabilities and Students Receiving Special Education Services.
  • Alaska's Interagency Coordinating Council & Early Intervention Committee
    The Council has assisted thousands of Alaskans to live, work, learn and worship in their own homes and communities. The Governor's Council fulfills a variety of roles. The Early Intervention Committee (EIC) is a standing committee of the Governor's Council. Members include parents of infants or toddlers with disabilities, service providers, and others who are involved and the agencies that provide services to infants, toddlers and families. Find out more in this brochure.
  • Alaska's Early Intervention/Infant Learning Program (EI/ILP)
    EI/ILP is a coordinated system of education, therapies, and other support services for infants and toddlers with special needs and their families.
  • Alaska's SEAP and The Education Committee
    The Education Committee (Ed Committee) is a standing committee of the Governor's Council. The monthly meetings are conducted by teleconference, and many of the members are parents of school-age children with learning and/or developmental disabilities, educators, students and others who are involved in the systems impacting youth and families as they enter, participate in, and exit the educational system. Find out more in this brochure.
  • Autism Early Intensive Intervention Services for Alaska Children with Autism:
    A Policy Analysis

    Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder and affects more children than those with diabetes, AIDS and cancer combined. No longer considered a rare disorder, autism impacts a wider and wider segment of our society. In Alaska, the growing prevalence of autism has resulted in a groundswell of advocacy for improved services for children.The Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education formed an Ad Hoc Committee on Autism to develop recommendations for the Alaska Legislature and the administration. A report of this Committee suggests four high priority recommendations.
  • Autism Issues and Needs in Alaska
    Although incremental changes have occurred on behalf of children and adults with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in Alaska, the pace and amount of change has been inadequate to meet needs. Alaska GCDSE Ad Hoc Committee on Autism reports findings and recommendations.
  • The Disability Summit - Progress Made Since 1997 Summit
    See how far we've come since the 1997 Disability Summit and what efforts are underway now. Targeted achievements are listed in the areas of: Education, Community Participation, Health Care, Housing and Transportation.
  • Disability Summit - Targeted Goals
    Some things have improved for Alaskans with disabilities. There has been a slow, but steady growth in the availability of services that they need to live successfully in the community; however; there are many areas that need improvement including: community inclusion and supports, State and local activities around health care, education, employment, housing and transportation. The 1997 Disability Summit outlines the goals for Alaska.