Department offers special services related guidance

The Maine DOE’s Office of Special Services is reminding all contracted service providers who provide services to children that they must undergo a Criminal History Record Check. This includes transportation providers such as cab drivers.

Additionally, when a child receiving special education services requires accommodation in the nature of behavioral support from a staff member, that staff member must be certified as an Educational Technician by the Maine DOE, and must be identified as such in Section 5 of the child’s Individual Education Program (IEP). This is so even if that staff member is also certified as a Behavioral Health Professional and MaineCare is billed for that person’s services.

For more information or technical assistance, please contact the Maine DOE’s Director of Special Services Janice Breton at janice.breton@maine.gov or 624-6676.