New Guidance of Full Implementation of IDEA Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
New Guidance of Full Implementation of IDEA Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic
Aug 24, 2021

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) sent a letter to its state and local partners reiterating its commitment to ensuring children with disabilities and their families have successful early intervention and educational experiences in the 2021-2022 school year.

U.S. Department of Education Releases Return to School Roadmap
U.S. Department of Education Releases Return to School Roadmap
Aug 24, 2021

The U.S. Department of Education released the “Return to School Roadmap,” a resource to support students, schools, educators, and communities as they prepare to return to safe, healthy in-person learning this fall.

Disability Language Guidance
Disability Language Guidance
Jul 30, 2021

The use of language and words describing people with disability has changed over time. This blog post from NACCHO can make you aware of the meaning behind the words used when talking to, or referring to, people with disabilities.

ACT Will Honor IEP, 504 Plan Accommodations
ACT Will Honor IEP, 504 Plan Accommodations
Jul 27, 2021

A standardized test maker (ACT) will automatically grant allowable accommodations that are included in students’ existing individualized education programs or 504 plans.

CADRE's 8th National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education
CADRE's 8th National Symposium on Dispute Resolution in Special Education
Jun 11, 2021

CADRE's National Symposium RISE to the Challenge: Resolve, Innovate, Support, Engage, will take place virtually during October 28-29, 2021. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive information, resources, and guidance related to the design, implementation, and improvement of dispute resolution processes and systems with a focus on virtual environments.

IRIS Center Fall 2021 Newsletter
IRIS Center Fall 2021 Newsletter
Sep 23, 2021

Welcome to this Fall edition of the IRIS Standard Newsletter. The newsletter highlights new and expanded resources and professional development training modules for educators and school districts.

Early Childhood Special Education: What Do I Need to Know?
Early Childhood Special Education: What Do I Need to Know?
Sep 16, 2021

This workshop will provide an overview of early intervention services for eligible infants, toddlers, and their families; preschool special education services for eligible children ages three through kindergarten entry; and parent rights and ways to resolve disagreements between the school district and families if they occur.