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- New Video Training Added to Library "Special Education Evaluations: Why to Evaluate & What to Expect"
The "Special Education Evaluations: Why to Evaluate & What to Expect" video training has been added to our library of Archived Webinars. The special education process can be confusing and overwhelming to parents. This training will help clarify situations where an evaluation might be needed (or not needed), what to expect during the evaluation process, and ways that parents can support the evaluation process.
- OSERS Transition Guide Released
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is pleased to publish A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities. Along with our partners in the Rehabilitation Services Administration, the Office of Special Education Programs has issued this guide to advance our efforts in ensuring that all students and youth with disabilities are equipped with the skills and knowledge to be engaged in the 21st century workforce.
If you would like a copy mailed to you, please contact the South Bend office by phone at (800) 332-4433 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- "Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools" Webinar Now Available
The sixty minute webinar, which has been pre-recorded for transcription purposes is available on the Office of Innovation and Improvement’s website. In addition to the webinar, the transcript and presentation slides are also available.
The webinar is a presentation and brief Q&A of the guidance package released on December 28, 2016 developed by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS). The jointly-issued Dear Colleague Letter and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) documents on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504) and on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), along with a Know Your Rights document, help update educators, parents, students, and other stakeholders to better understand the rights of students with disabilities in public charter schools under Section 504 and IDEA.