COVID-19 Social Story for People with Intelectual and Developmental Disabilities. 

Myths and Facts about COVID-19 Vaccines

Accurate vaccine information is critical and can help stop common myths and rumors.

It can be difficult to know which sources of information you can trust. Before considering vaccine information on the Internet, check that the information comes from a credible source and is updated on a regular basis. The CDC is one of the most reliable sources. Learn more at, https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/facts.html

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON PROVIDING SERVICES TO CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES DURING A COVID-19 OUTBREAK


 

Back-to-School Checklist

Many families are wondering whether their child should go to school in person or learn from home online.

The statements in this checklist may help you identify some things that you and your family are concerned about. You may want to discuss this list with your doctor or nurse, especially if your child has any health issues.

Our hope is for families and medical providers to use this checklist to guide conversations about sending their children back to school safely.

Long COVID under Section 504 and the IDEA: A Resource to Support Children, Students, Educators, Schools, Service Providers, and Families (July 26, 2021)

The COVID-19 pandemic has created significant challenges for schools in meeting the needs of all children and students in early childhood, elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education. These challenges will continue as schools and public agencies1 seek to ensure support and equity for children and students experiencing the long-term adverse health effects of COVID-19, commonly referred to as long COVID.

This resource is issued jointly by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) and the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) to provide information about long COVID as a disability and about schools’ and public agencies’ responsibilities for the provision of services and reasonable modifications to children and students for whom long COVID is a disability. The discussion here focuses on two Federal laws: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Parts B and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). 

Link to the document, https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/ocr-factsheet-504-20210726.pdf 


Part B Implementation of IDEA Provision of Services in the Current COVID-19 Environment Q&A Document (Sept. 28, 2020)

Addresses inquiries concerning the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B provision of services in the current COVID-19 environment.


Part B Dispute Resolution in COVID-19 Environment Q-&-A Document (June 22, 2020)

This Questions-and-Answers document addresses inquiries concerning the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B dispute resolution procedures in the current COVID-19 environment. Learn more, https://sites.ed.gov/idea/idea-files/part-b-dispute-resolution-in-covid-19-environment-q-a-document-june-22-2020/ 


Question and Answer (Q & A) document in response to inquiries concerning the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part C evaluation and assessment timelines in the current COVID-19 environment.

https://sites.ed.gov/idea/files/QA-Evaluation-Timeline-Part-C.pdf

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Part B Procedural Safeguards in the COVID-19 Environment Q&A Document (June 30, 2020)

https://sites.ed.gov/idea/idea-files/part-b-procedural-safeguards-covid-19-environment-qa-document-june-30-2020/

Download here, with a click, the accessible format on a pdf booklet version. 


STUDENT PRIVACY POLICY OFFICE FERPA & Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) March 2020

https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/sites/default/files/resource_document/file/FERPA%20and%20Coronavirus%20Frequently%20Asked%20Questions.pdf



Supplemental Fact Sheet on Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary, and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities. March 21, 2020

Refer to the original document with a click, here, for more information. 


The following graphics have been created based on the document, QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ON PROVIDING SERVICES TO CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES DURING A COVID-19 OUTBREAK, released on March 13, 2020, by Secretary of Education, Bety DeVos responding to the COVID-19 OUTBREAK. (Below in Spanish)

Please visit, https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/qa-covid-19-03-12-2020.pdf to download the original publication.



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Florida Department of Education Announces

Additional Guidance for the 2019-20 School Year

Learn more, http://www.fldoe.org/newsroom/latest-news/florida-department-of-education-announces-additional-guidance-for-the-2019-20-school-year.stml


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IN SPANISH – EN ESPANOL 


Parte B Implementación de la prestación de servicios de IDEA Documento de preguntas y respuestas durante COVID-19 (28 de septiembre de 2020)

Aborda consultas relacionadas con la implementación de la prestación de servicios de la Parte B de la Ley de Educación para Personas con Discapacidades (IDEA) en el entorno actual de COVID-19.

Más información, https://sites.ed.gov/idea/idea-files/part-b-implementation-idea-provision-services-current-covid-19-environment-qa-document-sept-28-2020/

Parte B Resolución de disputas en el documento de preguntas y respuestas durante COVID-19 (22 de junio de 2020)

Este documento de Preguntas y Respuestas aborda las consultas relacionadas con la implementación de los procedimientos de resolución de disputas de la Parte B de la Ley de Educación para Personas con Discapacidades (IDEA) en el entorno actual de COVID-19.

Más información, https://sites.ed.gov/idea/idea-files/part-b-dispute-resolution-in-covid-19-environment-q-a-document-june-22-2020/

Documento de Preguntas y Respuestas (Q & A) en respuesta a consultas relacionadas con la implementación de la Ley de Educación para Personas con Discapacidades (IDEA) Parte C de evaluación y cronogramas de evaluación en el entorno actual de COVID-19.

Puede descargar la la versión accesible en PDF de estas imágenes con un click aquí. 


Parte B Garantías de procedimiento en el documento de preguntas y respuestas sobre el medio ambiente COVID-19 (30 de junio de 2020).


Hoja informativa complementaria sobre cómo abordar el riesgo de COVID-19 en escuelas preescolares, primarias y secundarias mientras se atiende a niños con discapacidades. 21 de marzo del 2020

Consulte el documento original con un clic, aquí, para obtener más información.


Los siguientes gráficos han sido creados con base en el documento, PREGUNTAS Y RESPUESTAS SOBRE LA PRESTACIÓN DE SERVICIOS A NIÑOS CON DISCAPACIDAD DURANTE EL BROTE DE COVID-19, publicado el 13 de marzo de 2020, por la Secretaria de Educación, Bety DeVos en respuesta al brote de COVID-19.

Visite https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/qa-covid-19-03-12-2020.pdf para descargar la publicación original.



SPA Florida Department of Education Announces Additional Guidance for the 2019-20 School Year



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