Special Education Services is a unit that is managed by the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The unit is responsible for providing educational opportunities for children and youths with disabilities. It serves schools, families, communities and agencies, as well as administers SoonerStart, which is an early intervention program that features nursing, case management, diagnostic and evaluation services. Special Education Services also publishes a newsletter. The unit offers financing and technical assistance solutions for educational agencies. In addition, it provides professional development opportunities to families and personnel who work with students with disabilities. Special Education Services sponsors conferences, training sessions and workshops.