UPDATED! A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities
On March 27, 2017, President Trump signed Public Law No. 115-13, which rescinded the Department of Education's regulations relating to accountability and state plans under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In order to reflect these changes, OSERS has revised and is reissuing A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities (May, 2017) to remove references to the now rescinded ESSA regulations.
Significant Disproportionality (Equity in IDEA) Essential Questions and Answers and a Model State Timeline
These resources are a follow-up to the Equity in IDEA final regulation, which was published in the Federal Register on Dec. 19, 2016, and became effective on Jan. 18, 2017. The Q&A is a guidance document that includes questions and answers on the rule, including the standard methodology; remedies; effective and compliance dates; and a glossary of terms. It is intended to be used as a resource for states as they begin engaging with stakeholders around the implementation of the final rule. The Model State Timeline outlines the different streams of work and the timelines that states should consider as they implement the new rule.
Essential Questions and Answers
Model State Timeline
Technical Assistance for Equity in IDEA Implementation
- Find your IDC Part B Liaison at ideadata.org
- Webinar: Equity in IDEA 101: Contents of the Final Rule.
- OSEP IDEAs That Work: Disproportionality and Equity.
Joint Statement on Collaboration and Coordination of the MIECHV and IDEA Part C Programs
This joint statement from the U.S. Departments of Education (ED) and Health and Human Services (HHS) sets a vision for stronger partnerships, collaboration, and coordination between awardees of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV) and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C Program.
OSERS' Office of Special Education Programs is pleased to announce the release of three documents as part of the new Intervention IDEAs information brief series. These documents provide information on interventions to address academic and behavioral challenges in infants, toddlers, children, and youth impacted by fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), lead exposure, and opioids. Each brief includes a description of the issue, examples of practices associated with the interventions, quality indicators, or measures of the positive impacts that may occur as a result of the intervention, and links to additional resources.
The briefs offer links to resources from numerous federal agencies, such as the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). They also cite data and statistics from nationally recognized researchers on these topics.
Earlier Spotlight Items
|Updated Dear Colleague Letter on Preschool Least Restrictive Environments.|
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for all people with disabilities, their families, their communities, and the nation.
In implementing this mission, OSERS supports programs that help educate children and youth with disabilities and provides for the rehabilitation of youth and adults with disabilities. OSERS provides a wide array of supports to parents and individuals, school districts and states in two main areas—special education and vocational rehabilitation—through its two main components: OSEP and RSA.