VR100: Vocational Rehabilitation 100th Anniversary
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. OSERS Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) will be celebrating 100 Years of VR throughout 2020. We encourage you to view and bookmark the VR100 webpage, where you will currently find the kick-off podcast from OSERS Acting Assistant Secretary Mark Schultz, VR100 graphics, signature block and the hashtag #VR100Years to use as your agency and organization promote the year. New information will be added to the VR100 webpage throughout 2020.
OSEP COVID-19 Questions & Answers
OSERS’ Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has released four sets of Questions and Answers (Q&A) concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B and Part C actions in the current COVID-19 environment.
2020 IDEA Determinations Fact Sheet
The 2020 IDEA Determinations Fact Sheet provides information about the 2020 state determinations on implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including the determination category for each state under Part B and Part C, for fiscal year 2018.
Waiver Authority for the Period of Availability for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B Funds
On Monday, June 8, 2020, the Department sent a letter to Chief State School Officers announcing a streamlined waiver that will allow for the use of IDEA Part B grant funds for an additional year beyond what is known as the Tydings period, for years impacted by the COVID-19 emergency.
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.