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05/10/2022View HTML Page Special Education Accountability and Assistance Webinar — Support for LEAs with a Determination of Needs Assistance (NA) or Needs Intervention (NI)
04/29/2022View HTML Page IEP Improvement Project Update: DESE is excited to announce that a new draft IEP form is now available for initial public review.
03/10/2022View HTML Page Data regarding Blind-Visually Impaired (BVI) students need to be reported by the LEA's certified teacher of the visually impaired(TVI) to the Accessible Instructional Materials Library. Submission of data accepted until March 14, 2022
03/04/2022View HTML Page Notice of Public Comment on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Annual State Application. The deadline for submission of public comment is April 4, 2022.
02/23/2022View HTML Page Autism/Asperger Network and DESE present a free Professional Development Institute for Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators: Early Identification and Supports for Young Children with Autism
2022
05/10/2022 View HTML Page  Special Education Accountability and Assistance Webinar — Support for LEAs with a Determination of Needs Assistance (NA) or Needs Intervention (NI)
04/29/2022 View HTML Page  IEP Improvement Project Update: DESE is excited to announce that a new draft IEP form is now available for initial public review.
03/10/2022 View HTML Page  Data regarding Blind-Visually Impaired (BVI) students need to be reported by the LEA's certified teacher of the visually impaired(TVI) to the Accessible Instructional Materials Library. Submission of data accepted until March 14, 2022
03/04/2022 View HTML Page  Notice of Public Comment on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Annual State Application. The deadline for submission of public comment is April 4, 2022.
02/23/2022 View HTML Page  Autism/Asperger Network and DESE present a free Professional Development Institute for Massachusetts Early Childhood Educators: Early Identification and Supports for Young Children with Autism
02/18/2022 View HTML Page  Massachusetts Commission for the Blind (MCB) annual Pre-ETS Vision of Collaboration Conference — virtual conference. Friday, April 1, 2022, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET
02/14/2022 View HTML Page  Frequently Asked Questions for Schools and Districts Regarding Special Education — Revised February 2022
02/11/2022 View HTML Page  New resources for ECSE
01/31/2022 View HTML Page  Updated Referral, Evaluation, and Eligibility (REE) Reusable Learning Object posted: Massachusetts Referral, Evaluation, and Eligibility Determination Guidance — Overview
01/31/2022 View HTML Page  Updated Eligibility Flowchart posted
2021
12/14/2021 View HTML Page  Revised Placement Consent Forms for students aged 5 (enrolled in kindergarten) and aged 6 through 21 (PL 1 and PL2)
12/02/2021 View HTML Page  DESE seeks your input on new targets for the State Performance Plan/Annual Performance Report (SPP/APR)
12/02/2021 View HTML Page  Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2021-3: Shared Responsibility for Special Education Services in Institutional Settings
12/02/2021 View HTML Page  Child Find Resources, updated and translated: Child Find Fact Sheet, Child Find Poster, and Child Find Letter.
10/06/2021 View HTML Page  Updated Special Education Program Plan for SY 2021-2022 (Cohort 3)
08/26/2021 View HTML Page  Physicians' Attestation for Evaluation for Students to Remain at Home Forms and Q&A Posted
08/06/2021 View HTML Page  IDEA Equitable Services Resolution Funds
07/15/2021 View HTML Page  Office of Special Education Planning and Policy is Seeking Interns
06/25/2021 View HTML Page  Special Education Leadership Institutes Registration Information