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Federal guidance on IDEA and Section 504

ADHD

Dear Colleague Letter and Resource Guide on Students with ADHD, July 2016

Behavior supports

Dear Colleague Letter on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities (August 2016)

A Summary for Stakeholders on Dear Colleague Letter on Supporting Behavior of Students with Disabilities (August 2016)

Supporting and Responding to Behavior:  Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies for Teachers

Bullying

Dear Colleague Letter on Bullying (July 2013)

Charter schools

Dear Colleague Letter on Rights of Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools (December 2016)

Frequently Asked Questions about the Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (December 2016)

Frequently Asked Questions about the Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Charter Schools under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

Know Your Rights: Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools (August 2016)

Dear Colleague Letter to State Education Agencies Regarding Oversight of Federal Funds to Charter Schools (September 2015)

Communication needs of students with hearing, vision or speech disabilities

Dear Colleague Letter on Meeting the Communication Needs of Students with Hearing, Vision or Speech Disabilities (November 2014)

Fact Sheet on Meeting the Communication Needs of Students with Hearing, Vision or Speech Disabilities (November 2014)

FAQs on Effective Communication for Students with Hearing, Vision or Speech Disabilities in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools (November 2014)

Confidentiality

Understanding the Confidentiality Requirements Applicable to IDEA Early Childhood Programs:  Frequently Asked Questions (October 2016)

Consent

Suggested Model for Written Notification of Parental Rights regarding Use of Public Benefits or Insurance (June 2013)

Non-Regulatory Guidance on the IDEA Part B Regulations Regarding Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance (e.g., Medicaid) to Pay for Services Under Part B of IDEA (February 2013)

Letter to Gallo (Parent Consent Requirements for Functional Behavioral Assessments and Response to Intervention), April 2013

Correctional facilities

Dear Colleague Letter on Students with Disabilities in Correctional Facilities, December 2014

Dispute resolution procedures

Dear Colleague Letter on Use of Due Process Procedures After a Parent has Filed a State Complaint, April 2016

Questions and Answers about Dispute Resolution Procedures under Part B of IDEA, July 2013

Dyslexia

Dear Colleague Letter on Dyslexia, October 2015

English language learners with disabilities

Addressing English Learners with Disabilities, 2015 and updated to reflect Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA) (Chapter 6 of English Learner Toolkit)

Addendum to Questions and Answers on Inclusion of English Learners with Disabilities in English Language Proficiency Assessments and Title III Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives, October 2014

Dear Colleague Letter on IEP Translation, June 2016

Evaluations

Letter to Delisle re: Students with Disabilities with High Cognition, April 2015

Questions and Answers on Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Evaluations, and Reevaluations, Revised September 2011

FAPE and academic content standards

Questions and Answers (Q&A) on U. S. Supreme Court Case Decision Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1

Dear Colleague Letter on Free Appropriate Public Education and Alignment with Grade Level State Academic Content Standards, November 2015

Hearing impairments: eligibility

Letter to Blodgett re: Students with Hearing Loss that Has Been Medically or Surgically Corrected, November 2014

Highly mobile and homeless students

Questions and Answers on High Quality Education for Highly Mobile Children, July 2013

IEP teams

Letter to Andel re: Participation of Parent’s Attorney at IEP Team Meeting, February 2016

Independent educational evaluations

Letter to Carroll re: Independent Educational Evaluations

Medicaid

Suggested Model for Written Notification of Parental Rights regarding Use of Public Benefits or Insurance, June 2013

Non-Regulatory Guidance on the IDEA Part B Regulations Regarding Parental Consent for the Use of Public Benefits or Insurance (e.g., Medicaid) to Pay for Services Under Part B of IDEA, February 2013

Preschool

Dear Colleague Letter on Preschool Least Restrictive Environment, January 2017

Response to Intervention and Preschool Services, April 2016

Joint Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs, September 2015

Executive Summary of Joint Policy Statement, September 2015

Response to Intervention

Response to Intervention (RTI) Process Cannot Be Used to Delay-Deny an Evaluation for Eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, July 2011

Specific learning disabilities

Letter to Unnerstall re: Evaluation for Specific Learning Disabilities

Dear Colleague Letter on Use of Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia in IEP Process, October 2015

OSEP Memo on Letter to Delisle: Children with Disabilities with High Cognition, April 2015

Letter to Delisle re: Children with High Cognition and Learning Disabilities (“2E Students), December 2013

Speech and language services

Dear Colleague Letter on Speech and Language Services for Students with Autism, July 2015

Transition

A Transition Guide to Postsecondary Education and Employment for Students and Youth with Disabilities, May 2017

Transportation

Questions and Answers on Serving Children with disabilities Eligible for Transportation, November 2013

Visual Impairments: Eligibility

Eligibility Determinations for Children Suspected of Having a Visual Impairment Including Blindness under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, May 2017

Dear Colleague Letter on Braille Instruction for Blind and Visually Impaired Students, June 2013