The U.S. Department of Education Issued Additional Guidance to Address Special Ed Issues Related to COVID-19

The U.S. Department of Education issued question-and-answer documents in recent weeks in response to questions the Education Department has received from stakeholders across the country about how to provide services to students with disabilities during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Two guidance documents were issued, the first guidance document is aimed at services for older students and makes clear how services designed to prepare those with disabilities for employment can continue in light of COVID-19 restrictions. The guidance states that work-based learning experiences for students with disabilities can take place online rather than in-person.

The second guidance document addresses services for infants and toddlers under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.  The guidance addresses Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings, service provision, and timelines.

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