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COVID-19 Resources for Special Education and Early Learning

Published: 9/16/2020 10:08 AM
The Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) continues to coordinate with the United States Department of Education (USED), the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide all necessary updates related to the COVID-19. 

The following new resources for educators, local leaders and families on K-12 support programs provide additional information on flexibilities, student privacy and educating students with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Kentucky is also in the process of sharing state specific guidance by organizing and creating additional support resources for educators. This information is located below for your reference and it will continue to be updated.

As part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) is updating its guidance regarding dispute resolution processes available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).


National Level Resources

The Council of Parent Advocates and Attorneys (COPAA), National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE), National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), National Center for Parent Leadership, Advocacy, and Community Empowerment (National PLACE)
 
National Statement on Serving Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 Outbreak
(March 23, 2020)
Statement on Serving Students with Disabilities During COVID-19 Outbreak (March 23, 2020)

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services Supplemental Fact Sheet United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (March 21, 2020)
Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities
United States Department of Education (USED)
 
Kentucky Resources
Letter Regarding IEP Services to Families of Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 17, 2020)

 

OSEEL Resources

​Joseph McCowan
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
300 Sower Blvd., 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-9850 Ext. 4121
Fax (502) 564-6470

Special Education Weekly Spotlights 2020
​Additional Resources

Recorded Webcasts

Webcast Materials

DoSE Institute 2019 Materials

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