States and districts are facing new and unexpected challenges in providing meaningful instruction to children, including children with disabilities, for the 2020-2021 school year.
On September 28, 2020, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released a Q & A document in response to questions about the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B provision of services in the current COVID-19 environment.
The 7-page Q & A is meant to aid districts, schools, and parents in identifying steps they can take to ensure that as the 2020-2021 school year continues, children with disabilities are well- positioned with an educational program that meets each child’s unique needs.
The Q & A covers:
To review other Q & A documents that the department of Special Education has provided related to COVID-19, please visit https://sites.ed.gov/idea/topic-areas/#COVID-19. Information specific to the COVID-19 pandemic may be found online at https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus. Additional OSEP K-12 resources, strategies and support materials are available at https://ncsi.wested.org/.