The US Department of Education (USDE) shares information about resources that may be useful in supporting the needs of students with disabilities in particular, including tools for schools to assist students in addressing any disability-based behaviors that could otherwise interfere with their or other students’ learning, or that could lead to student discipline or impact safety.
Links to Materials:
Positive, Proactive’ Approaches to Supporting Children with Disabilities: A Guide for Stakeholders – click here to view.
Questions and Answers: Addressing the Needs of Children with Disabilities and IDEA’s Discipline Provisions – click here to view.
Providing Students with Disabilities Free Appropriate Public Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Addressing the Need for Compensatory Services Under Section 504 – click here to view.
In addition, guidance was jointly issued by the USDE’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) includes a fact sheet, a Q&A, a Dear Colleague Letter and a 17-page guide for proactive measures schools can take to support the social, emotional and behavioral health of students with disabilities.