The Kentucky Department of Education (KDE) greatly values your input and want to hear about your experience as a caregiver of a child with an Individual Education Program (IEP). They would like to know more about how your child’s school involves you in the special education services provided to your child.  The information you provide will give the KDE and your school district valuable data on how to improve parent and family engagement. All responses are anonymous and cannot be traced back to you or your child.

To collect your input, they ask that you complete a brief, online survey about your opportunity to provide input with your child’s special education services during the 2021-2022 school year.  The survey is available in English, Spanish and Arabic.

 The online survey can be completed in two ways:

  1. Go to and select “Click here to access the YEAR Parent Survey.”
  2. Scan the code below into your smartphone or mobile device. Some smartphones will open the survey link automatically when you open your camera, others may need a QR code scanner app.
Survey QR Code

If you do not have access to a computer or smartphone, you may contact your child’s school to discuss completing the survey using one of their computers. You can also request a printed copy and a confidential envelope.  The sealed envelope can be returned to your child’s special education case manager and they will ensure it is sent to the appropriate location. You may also mail the completed survey to the address below:

Human Development Institute
c/o Tony LoBianco
1525 Bull Lea Rd. Suite 160
Lexington, KY 40511

Only one parent or guardian per student should complete this survey. However, if you have more than one child with an IEP, please complete the survey for each of your children.

Survey results will be carefully studied by the Human Development Institute (HDI) at the University of Kentucky (UK) and reported to the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP).   The results will also be utilized by HDI and KDE to further understand what supports parents and districts may need to ensure that parents and guardians have the opportunities to be meaningfully engaged in their child’s special education program. The deadline for completing this very important survey is September 1, 2022.