The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly changed the educational landscape. As educators across the state are working on new and innovative ways to reach students, we at the UW Autism Center want to do our part to support these efforts. The UW Autism Center is now providing Remote Student Consultation and Training services throughout the state. Click here to read more.
The UW Autism Center specialists provide classroom observations and consultations to help teachers and other school personnel implement evidence-based practices to maximize the learning of students with ASD. Click here to read more.
The UW Autism Center specialists offer student-focused consultations to assist with IEP development and offer recommendations for improving learning and behavior for individual students. Click here to read more.
What is an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)?
If a student’s family disagrees with the results of an evaluation conducted by the school district, the family may request an IEE at public (district’s) expense. An IEE is an evaluation conducted by a qualified examiner who is not employed by the school district responsible for the education of the student. While a request for an IEE is not required to be in writing, a written request is encouraged because it can serve as documentation of when the request was made. When the request for an IEE is granted, the school district must provide the family with a list of names of possible examiners and provide the evaluation to the student at no cost.
For more information on IEEs please visit the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction website at http://www.k12.wa.us/SpecialEd/Families/Evaluations.aspx.
IEEs at the UW Autism Center
The UW Autism Center offers IEEs through individualized, comprehensive diagnostic and psychoeducational evaluations. Our clinicians are specially trained and possess the necessary skills, experience, education, and licenses or credentials to provide an IEE. IEEs at the UWAC may be completed by a clinical psychologist, speech language pathologist, and/or behavior analyst. An IEE may involve one or more professionals depending upon the goal(s) of the IEE and will include several sessions (e.g. assessment, observation, records review, and interview), a written report, and a feedback session.
Please note that the UWAC currently does not provide occupational therapy or physical therapy evaluations.
Please complete the IEE Request Form (577 KB) to initiate the process with UWAC.
The UW Autism Center training program is here to help schools and agencies provide evidence-based programs for students and individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Our experienced staff provides workshops to meet the specific needs of teachers, administrators, educational assistants, other school-based staff, and community providers. Workshops can be tailored for those with beginning through advanced levels of knowledge and experience. Click here to read more.