History of Special Education

Do you know the history of Special Education? Use this factsheet to learn about the beginning of Special Education law to present day law.

Resource: PDF History of Special Education
Alphabet Soup: A Guide to Special Education Acronyms

There are lots of acronyms in the Special Education world, which can be very confusing. Use this list as a guide to understanding the meaning of Special Education acronyms.

Resource: PDF Alphabet Soup: A Guide to Special Education Acronyms
Política Escolar vs. IDEA

¡AYUDA! La escuela de mi hijo ha enviado una nueva política / procedimiento / práctica escolar y sí lo seguimos, el IEP de mi hijo no se puede implementar.

Resource: PDF Política Escolar vs. IDEA
Educación Pública Gratuitita y Apropiada (FAPE, por sus siglas en ingles)

Bajo la Ley de Educación para Individuos con Discapacidades (IDEA), las escuelas públicas
están obligadas a proporcionar a cada estudiante que tiene un Programa de Educación
Individualizado (IEP) una Educación Pública Gratuita y Apropiada (Free and Appropriate
Public Education).

Resource: PDF Educación Pública Gratuitita y Apropiada (FAPE, por sus siglas en ingles)
5 Special Factors in IEP Development

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) lists five special factors that your child’s IEP team must consider while developing your child’s IEP. Use this factsheet to learn about these five special factors.

Resource: PDF 5 Special Factors in IEP Development PDF Factores especiales en el desarrollo del IEP
Free Appropriate Public Education

Use this factsheet to understand what it means to truly have Free and Appropriate Public Education.

Resource: PDF Free Appropriate Public Education PDF Educación Pública Gratuititay Apropiada (FAPE, por sus siglas en ingles)
MSDE, Division of Early Intervention/Special Education TABs on Serving Children w/Disabilities During School Closure Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

MSDE, Division of Early Intervention/Special Education TABS:

Technical Assistance Bulletin on Supporting the Use of Assistive Technology in a Virtual and/or Distance Learning Environment

MSDE, Division of Early Intervention/Special Education – A Guide for Emotional Well-Being

COPAA’s FAQ: Let’s Work Together to Embrace the IDEA and Educate Students

Resource: PDF TAB on Supporting the use of Assistive Technology in a Virtual and/or Distance Learning Environment PDF A Guide for Emotional Well-Being URL COPAA's FAQ: Let’s Work Together to Embrace the IDEA and Educate Students
Navigating the Special Education System Guide

Created by the Organization for Autism Research, this special education guide is designed to give each family the information and tools needed to successfully navigate the education system anywhere in the country.

 

Resource: URL Navigating Special Education
OSEP A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities

This guide has information about transition planning, including education/work opportunities and programs, transition services and requirements, and real life examples. It also includes an overview of the transition process and a list of key terms.

Resource: PDF

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