AK Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education


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Alaska' unique geographical area with a relatively small population requires a management system tailored to meet the needs of Alaskans. The Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education was created to meet Alaska's diverse needs. The Council uses planning, capacity building, systems change, and advocacy to create change for people with disabilities. Consistent with our State Plan we work towards systems change in areas including: • housing • employment • early intervention • special education • lifelong learning • independent living • inclusion in the community. The council serves as the interdepartmental planning/coordinating agency of the Department of Health and Social Services, the Department of Education and Early Development, and other departments which deliver services to people with disabilities or provide special education

  • Department of Mental Health
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Department of Education
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships