Special Services

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Special Services Department

The Special Services Department of Olympic ESD 114 supports the districts in the Olympic ESD region by providing a variety of services, some of which include:

  • Technical assistance on regulations, program development, and instructional practice for children with special needs ages 3 to 21.
  • High-quality professional development and training geared to the specific needs of regional staff who serve special needs children.
  • Olympic ESD serves as a liaison between the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and school districts.
  • Collaborates with other agencies that provide support services to special needs children.
  • Networking opportunities are provided through regular meetings which include; Special Education Directors meetings, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinators meetings, Assistive Technology Interest Group (ATIG) meetings, and Transition Council meetings. 

The ESD provides assistance to local districts with pre-planning for Consolidated Program Review and to districts that have completed their reviews.

Early Childhood Special Education Coordinators Meetings

The Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator meetings usually take place on the first or second Tuesday of every other month during the school year. These meetings are held at the Olympic ESD in Bremerton. Zoom conferencing is available for districts that wish to attend without traveling. 
2021-22 Meeting Dates - Zoom link
(Tuesdays at 2:00-4:00 PM every other month)
- September 7, 2021 
- November 9, 2021
- January 4, 2022
- March 8, 2022
- May 10, 2022
Location: OESD 114
105 National Ave N.,
Bremerton, WA 98383

For more information

Please contact Laura Batcheller, Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator.

Laura Batcheller, M.Ed

Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
Special Services Department
(208) 899-5883

2021-2022 Regional Special Education Directors Meetings


  • Third Friday of the month (except May) 
  • Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm


  • September 17, 2021                                                                                  
  • October 15, 2021                                                                                       
  • November 19, 2021                                                                                   
  • December 17, 2021                                                                                   
  • January 21, 2022                                                                                        
  • February 18, 2022                                                                                      
  • March 18, 2022                                                                           
  • April 15, 2022                                                               
  • May 13, 2022    

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