Connect With OSEP

Connect with the Department of Education (ED), the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), and state education agencies.

Federal and State Contacts

  • Find general overview information about federal and state contacts, including links to state special education departments and state early intervention and early childhood special education programs
  • Find ED’s mailing address, contacts and general inquiries
  • Find OSEP’s general phone number

IDEA by State

  • Find your state education agency’s contact information that’s on file with ED
  • Find the OSEP Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) contacts for your state
  • Find your state’s State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR)

Social Media

  • Find information on the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ social media accounts, including Twitter, the OSERS Blog, and YouTube
  • Find information about ED’s social media accounts


  • Subscribe to the OSEP Update, OSERS Newsletters, Early learning Newsletter and other ED newsletters, journals and updates
  • View the OSEP Update archive

Resource Centers

  • Learn about the types of centers funded by ED and OSEP that are relevant to the IDEA

OSEP IDEAs That Work

  • Find federal resources for stakeholders and grantees
  • Locate a center, technical assistance network center, and the discretionary grants database

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Last modified on December 13, 2022