Northwest AEA

Special Education Services

The Northwest AEA division of Special Education is committed to partnering with local school districts to raise the achievement and improve life outcomes of students with disabilities.

In carrying out its responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Educational Improvement Act (IDEA, 2004) and the Iowa Administrative Rules of Special Education, the Special Education Division carries out child find and evaluation activities in accordance with the Area Education Agencies Special Education Procedures Manual, and provides support and related services to eligible individuals as determined by Individual Education Plan (IEP) teams. The division also supports local district teachers, and students with disabilities, through its Special Education Strategist service delivery model.  

Services are provided for children birth through the age of 21 and can be accessed through requests made by parents or school personnel. For general information, contact the Special Education division at 712-222-6010 or 1-800-352-9040, ext. 6010.

If you need records for special education services, please call 712-222-6018 or 1-800-352-9040 ext. 6018.



Jim Gorman
Director of Special Education
800/352-9040 Ext. 6011


AEA - Iowa Area Education Agencies. Partners in Education.
Administrative Office
1520 Morningside Ave.
Sioux City, IA 51106
P. 800-352-9040
F. 712-222-6123

It is the policy of Northwest Area Education Agency not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination. If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact Jerome Schaefer, Equity Coordinator, 1520 Morningside Avenue, Sioux City, Iowa 51106, 712-222-6114.

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