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

Hoja de ruta para el regreso a la escuela: Desarrollo e implementación de programas de educación individualizada en el entorno menos restrictivo conforme a la ley de educación para personas con discapacidades

Resumen Este documento de preguntas y respuestas destaca ciertos requisitos de la Ley de Educación para Personas con Discapacidades (IDEA) relacionados con el desarrollo y la implementación de programas de educación individualizados (IEP) y otra información que las agencias educativas estatales (SEA) y las agencias educativas locales (LEA), los maestros de educación regular y especial,…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

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

Hoja de ruta para el regreso a la escuela: Child Find según la Parte B de la Ley de Educación para Personas con Discapacidades (24 de agosto de 2021)

Resumen Este documento de preguntas y respuestas sobre Child Find según la Parte B de la Ley de Educación para Personas con Discapacidades (IDEA) reafirma la importancia de la implementación adecuada de las obligaciones de Child Find de IDEA, que requiere la identificación, ubicación y evaluación de todos los niños con discapacidades en los estados….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

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 Serving Children with Disabilities Placed by Their Parents in Private Schools (rev. Feb 2022)

Summary This Q&A document is intended to provide guidance regarding the IDEA requirements applicable to children with disabilities placed by their parents in private schools, who are not enrolled in the LEA, and for whom the provision of FAPE is not at issue. This Q&A updates and supersedes the Department’s guidance, titled Questions and Answers…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

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. UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES OSEP DCL 21-01 August 24, 2021 Dear Special Education…Look at this result

POLICY LETTER: March 2, 2022 to Marshall

SUMMARY OSEP Policy Letter 22-02 to Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc. (COPAA) in response to its inquiry regarding the implementation of the December 19, 2016, Equity in IDEA regulation. This letter addresses: (1) the Significant Disproportionality Reporting Form states are required to submit to OSEP; (2) when states must begin using the new…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

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

POLICY LETTER: January 10, 2022 to Wolfram and Mandlawitz

SUMMARY OSEP Policy Letter 22-01 to Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) in response to a meeting with Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) staff on October 21, 2021 and a CASE follow-up correspondence dated October 30, 2021 (October letter) regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s (Department’s) September 30, 2021 Return to School Roadmap:…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

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

POLICY LETTER 22-04: April 15, 2022 to Zirkel

SUMMARY Addresses requirements related to IDEA’s due process and state complaint procedures including: certain required content for a due process complaint; due process hearings timelines, including expedited due process hearings; the authority of hearing officers to order certain remedies; the authority of hearing officers to issue “summary judgment” on an IDEA due process complaint; and…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

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: April 7, 2022 to Tymeson

SUMMARY Addresses requirements related to the provision of physical education, including adapted physical education (APE), to children with disabilities, including ensuring that each child with a disability participates with nondisabled children in these programs and activities to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of the child. LETTER UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE OF…Look at this result

Return to School Roadmap: Provision of Early Intervention Services (Oct. 29, 2021)

Summary This Q&A document addresses the provision of Early Intervention Services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION WASHINGTON, DC 20202   OSEP QA 21-08 Return to School Roadmap: Provision of Early Intervention Services for Infants and…Look at this result

Return to School Roadmap: Child Find, Referral, and Eligibility (Oct. 29, 2021)

Summary This Q&A document highlights that under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), each state lead agencies and its early intervention service providers are responsible for implementing a child find system that identifies, locates, and evaluates, as early as possible, all infants and toddlers with disabilities, birth to age three, who may require early…Look at this result

POLICY LETTER: November 10, 2021 to IDEA Part C Coordinators

SUMMARY OSEP Policy Letter 21-04 affirming the Department’s priority to monitor states as they meet their general supervision obligations under Part C of IDEA. LETTER UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS DIRECTOR November 10, 2021 OSEP Policy Letter 21-04 Dear Part C Coordinators: The…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

POLICY LETTER: November 10, 2021 to IDEA Part B State Directors

SUMMARY OSEP Policy Letter 21-05 affirming the Department’s priority to monitor states as they meet their general supervision obligations under Part B of IDEA. LETTER UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION AND REHABILITATIVE SERVICES OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS DIRECTOR November 10, 2021 OSEP Policy Letter 21-05 Dear Part B State Directors:…Look at this result