Return to School Roadmap: Development and Implementation of Individualized Education Programs (Sept. 30, 2021)

Summary This Q&A document highlights certain Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements related to the development and implementation of individualized education programs (IEPs) and other information that state educational agencies (SEAs) and local educational agencies (LEAs), regular and special education teachers, related services providers, and parents should consider. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE…Look at this result

POLICY LETTER: September 24, 2021 to Frumkin

Summary Addresses establishing a timeline for providing access to a child’s individualized education program (IEP) to teachers and service providers. Letter   September 24, 2021 RE:  Docket Number ED-2021-OSERS-0117 Mr. Daniel Frumkin xxxxxxx, Maryland Dear Mr. Frumkin: Thank you for contacting the U.S. Department of Education (Department). This letter is in response to your petition…Look at this result

Return to School Roadmap — Child Find Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Aug. 24, 2021)

Summary This Q&A document on Child Find Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) reaffirms the importance of appropriate implementation of IDEA’s child find obligations, which requires the identification, location and evaluation, of all children with disabilities in the states. An effective child find system is an ongoing part of each…Look at this result

Return to School Roadmap under IDEA (Aug. 24, 2021)

Summary OSERS sent a letter to its state and local partners reiterating its commitment to ensuring children with disabilities and their families have successful early intervention and educational experiences in the 2021-2022 school year. Letter UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES OSEP DCL 21-01 August 24, 2021 Dear Special Education and Early Intervention Partners: The U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office…Look at this result

Fact Sheet — Section 2014 of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (July 1, 2021) | OSEP Policy Support 21-02

Summary OSEP Policy Support 21-02 This document provides an overview of the major statutory and regulatory requirements for IDEA Part B and Part C. Supplemental funding made available by the ARP is subject to the same requirements as Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2021 IDEA funding made available under Public Law 116-260 (The Consolidated Appropriations Act…Look at this result

Questions and Answers on the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) (Aug. 9, 2021)

Summary This Q&A provides states, state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and other interested parties with information to facilitate implementation of the NIMAS and coordination with the NIMAC. OSEP QA 21-04 August 9, 2021 Introduction The 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) established the National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS) and the…Look at this result

Long COVID under Section 504 and the IDEA: A Resource to Support Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and Families

Summary The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services issued a resource entitled Long COVID under Section 504 and the IDEA: A Resource to Support Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and Families. This resource for all stakeholders in the education community provides information about the obligations…Look at this result

POLICY LETTER: May 12, 2021 to Tymeson

Summary Addresses requirements related to the provision of physical education, including adapted physical education (APE), to children with disabilities under IDEA, including personnel qualifications and licensure to provide specially designed physical education. Letter May 12, 2021 OSEP Policy 21-01 Garth Tymeson, PhD Center on Disability Health and Adapted Physical Activity University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Department…Look at this result

Part C Provision of Services in the COVID-19 Environment Q&A Document (Oct. 20, 2020)

Summary Addresses inquiries concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C provision of service in the current COVID-19 environment. Questions and Answers View PDF | View Part B OSEP QA 21-02 October 21, 2020 The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), within the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office of Special Education…Look at this result

Part B Implementation of IDEA Provision of Services in the Current COVID-19 Environment Q&A Document (Sept. 28, 2020)

Summary Addresses inquiries concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B provision of services in the current COVID-19 environment. Questions and Answers View PDF | View Part C OSEP QA 20-01 September 28, 2020 The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), within the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office of Special Education and…Look at this result

Waiver Authority for the Period of Availability for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C Funds for Federal fiscal year (FFY) 2018 (Sept. 10, 2020)

Summary The Department of Education released a streamlined waiver that will allow for the use of IDEA Part C grant funds for an additional year beyond what is known as the Tydings period, for years impacted by the COVID-19 emergency. Memorandum September 10, 2020 MEMORANDUM To: Directors of State Lead Agencies that are also State…Look at this result

POLICY GUIDANCE: A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities (August 2020)

OSERS published updates to “A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities, August 2020” to advance the office’s efforts in ensuring that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to achieve their post-school and career goals. In this updated transition guide, OSERS added…Look at this result

POLICY LETTER: July 31, 2020 to Anonymous

Summary Addresses whether a parent may be required to sign a confidentiality agreement in order to participate in mediation under Part B of the IDEA. Letter July 31, 2020 Dear XXXXXXXXXXX: This letter addresses your November 8, 2019, electronic mail (email) correspondence to Rebecca Walawender, a member of my staff in the U.S. Department of…Look at this result

Students with Comfort Care/Do Not Resuscitate Orders

Students with Comfort Care/Do Not Resuscitate Orders To: School NursesSchool Physicians From: Anne H. SheetzDirector of School Health Services Date: November 30, 2004 In response to requests from several Massachusetts school districts, the following guidelines for the care of students with Comfort Care/Do Not Resuscitate Orders were developed in consultation with the Massachusetts Department of…Look at this result

Q&A: Increasing Postsecondary Opportunities and Success for Students and Youth with Disabilities (Sept. 17, 2019)

The Department issued a Question and Answers document (Q&A), with an accompanying Appendix, on the dual enrollment of students with disabilities in secondary school and postsecondary education institutions, including comprehensive transition and postsecondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities.Look at this result

Part B Use of Funds in the COVID-19 Environment Q-&-A Document (June 25, 2020)

Summary Addresses inquiries concerning the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B use of funds in the current COVID-19 environment Questions and Answers Document View PDF | View Part C Q-&-A June 25, 2020 The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), within the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office of Special…Look at this result

Flexibility on IDEA Part B Fiscal Requirements in the COVID-19 Environment Q&A Document (June 26, 2020)

Summary Response to inquiries concerning flexibility in the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B fiscal requirements in the current COVID-19 environment Questions and Answers Document View PDF June 26, 2020 The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), within the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative…Look at this result

Part C Procedural Safeguards in the COVID-19 Environment Q&A Document (June 30, 2020)

Summary Addresses inquiries concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C procedural safeguards in the current COVID-19 environment. Questions and Answers View PDF | View Part B Q&A IDEA Part C Procedural Safeguards Parental Consent Q1. May a State Lead Agency (State LA) or early intervention service (EIS) provider accept an…Look at this result

Part B Procedural Safeguards in the COVID-19 Environment Q&A Document (June 30, 2020)

Summary Address inquiries concerning the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B procedural safeguards in the current COVID-19 environment Questions and Answers View PDF | View Part C Q&A June 30, 2020 The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), within the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office of Special Education and…Look at this result

Part C Evaluation and Assessment Timelines in the COVID-19 Environment Q&A Document (July 6, 2020)

Summary Addresses inquiries concerning the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C evaluation and assessment timelines in the current COVID-19 environment Questions and Answers View PDF July 6, 2020 The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), within the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, issues…Look at this result