Q&A on Serving Children with Disabilities Placed by Their Parents in Private Schools

This revised (Feb. 2022) Q&A document, Questions and Answers on Serving Children with Disabilities Placed by Their Parents in Private Schools, is intended to provide guidance regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements applicable to the first category of students — children with…

Department Submits the 43rd Annual Report to Congress on Nation’s Progress Related to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services WASHINGTON (Jan. 24, 2022)—The U.S. Department of Education submitted its 2021 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) annual report to Congress last week. The 43rd Annual Report to Congress focuses on children and student with disabilities…

New Q&As Address Child Find, Referral, and Eligibility; and the Provision of Early Intervention Services; Under IDEA Part C Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released two new Q&As entitled: Return to School Roadmap: Child Find, Referral, and Eligibility Under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Return to School Roadmap: Provision of Early Intervention…

New Resource on Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health during COVID-19 Era

The U.S. Department of Education released a new resource: Supporting Child and Student Social, Emotional, Behavioral and Mental Health to provide information and resources to enhance the promotion of mental health and the social and emotional well-being among children and students. This resource highlights seven key challenges…

New Q&A Highlights Certain IDEA Requirements Related to Individualized Education Programs Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) released a Q&A entitled the Return to School Roadmap: Development and Implementation of Individualized Education Programs in the Least Restrictive Environment under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. This second in a series…

New Guidance Reaffirms Importance of Full Implementation of IDEA Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (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. This letter…

OSEP Fast Facts Looks at Race and Ethnicity of Children with Disabilities Served under IDEA

By the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services WASHINGTON (August 13, 2021) – The Office of Special Education Programs released an OSEP Fast Facts and supplemental tool focused on race and ethnicity of children with disabilities served under IDEA served under Part B of…

U.S. Department of Education Issues Resource on Students and Children with Long COVID

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…

2021 Annual Report to Congress on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

IDEA, Parts B and C This is the 43rd Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, 2021. Section 664(d) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as reauthorized in 2004, requires that the Department of Education report…