List Compiles Resources to Help Support Military-Connected Children With Disabilities and Their Families

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 9, 2023) — The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has compiled a list with resources to help support military-connected children with disabilities.

A letter from OSEP Director Valerie C. Williams addressed to state directors of special education and state coordinators for Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) emphasized the need to help support military-connected children with disabilities and their families through the numerous educational and life transitions they may face.

“… Children with disabilities and their families face many challenges,” Williams wrote. “The families of military-connected children with disabilities may also have the added challenges of frequent separation from family and support networks and disruptions in the continuity of early intervention services and special education and related services under the IDEA because of frequent transitions.”

The resource list pulls together information from the White House, the U.S. Departments of Education and Defense, and other organizations that support military-connected children.

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Last modified on November 9, 2023