COVID-19 and Education of Students with Disabilities Resources

March 18, 2020
COVID-19 and Education of Students with Disabilities Resources

The following educational resources related to COVID-19 were collected by members of the P&A Network and our local/national partners. Periodic updates and revisions will be made to this page as we collectively strive to protect the rights of students with disabilities throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. Suggestions for additions to this resource can be directed to Diane Smith Howard at [email protected].

Accommodating Online Instructional Strategies During School Closure

Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP):

Chapter Three (beginning on page 46) of this book: “Equity Matters 2016 Digital & Online Learning for Students with Disabilities The Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities”

Council of Administrators of Special Education (CASE) document for school officials “Consideration for Special Ed. Administrators”

National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) Online Learning for Students with Disabilities: Considerations for SEA Policies and Procedures (February 2017)

Center on Online Learning and Students with Disabilities “Report on the Stakeholder Forum on Elementary and Secondary Online Learning and Students with Disabilities” Especially pages 5-17 (March 1, 2017)

California Department of Education “Resources that Support Distance Learning, Supporting Students with Disabilities in Distance Learning”

Parent Support

Journal of Interactive Online Learning’s “Online learning and students with disabilities: Parent Perspectives”

Student Privacy

Department of Education’s “Protecting Student Privacy: FERPA and the Coronavirus” (March 12, 2020)

Bullying

The Office for Civil Rights “Letter to Education Leaders on Preventing and Addressing potential discrimination associated with COVID-19” (March 4, 2020)

Health/Nutrition Issues

Center for Disease Control (CDC):

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center website as useful information, resources, trainings, and tools for addressing infectious diseases, related topics, and protecting the school community.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture released new information on flexibilities that will allow students to access meal service during school closures (March 10, 2020)

In Home Services/Out of Home Care

While technically related to the child welfare system, this article has useful advice about in and out of home service provision.

Accountability Measures

Department of Education’s “Fact Sheet: Impact of COVID-19 on Assessments and Accountability under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act” (March 12, 2020)

Legal

Department of Education’s “Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak” (March 12, 2020)

Disability Rights Texas Handout “Coronavirus and the Rights of Students with Disabilities” (March 12, 2020)

Legislation: Federal

Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions “CORONAVIRUS: Murray Introduces Bill to Support Students, Teachers, School Staff Amid School Closures” (March 13, 2020)

State Materials

Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s Statement on “Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance & Resources”

Disability Rights Texas Handout “Coronavirus and the Rights of Students with Disabilities” (March 12, 2020)

Sample COVID-19 Court & Attorney Response Protocols

Colorado Office of the Child Representative’s “COVID-19 Resources”

Washington State, King County Superior Court Emergency Order Dependency Court (March 13, 2020)

Washington State, King County Superior Court Emergency Order Family Court (March 12, 2020)

Louisiana Supreme Court Guidance Washington, DC Court Protocols (March 12, 2020)


Page last updated March 18, 2020