Special Education Guidance for the 2021-22 School Year

The DOE and the UFT have collaborated on a number of guidance documents and policies regarding special education and related services for the 2021-2022 school year. Please check this page for updates once additional protocols and guidance have been finalized. 

DOE documents

Hiring for the Provision of Special Education Programs and Services (DOE InfoHub login required)

Programming and Termination of Authority to Split ICT Classes (Principals' Weekly, Sept. 9, 2021) 

Professional Development Courses on Literacy and Math Interventions

Extension of Services for Students 21 and Older with IEPs 

Recording a Service Record for Paraprofessionals

IEP Intervention Teacher Allocation Memorandum for FY 2022
(Please note: the 2020-21 modification is no longer in effect.)

Special Education Meetings in the 2021-22 School Year (also on DOE InfoHub - login required)

Academic Recovery 

Academic Recovery Overview

Special Education Guidance

Special Education Recovery Services Agreement

Academic Recovery for MLs and ELLs

NEW Required Screener Selections

Interventions for grades K-5

Interventions for grades 6-8

Interventions for grades 9-12

NEW Completing a Special Education Recovery Services Document

NEW Guidance for Case Managers

Posting Templates

Special Education Recovery Teacher – After School Teacher – Grades K-12

IEP/504 Educational Paraprofessional – Special Education Recovery Services Program

Teacher of Speech Improvement - School-Based Special Education Recovery

Chapter 408 guidance

Chapter 408 Requirements 2021-22 Memo

IEP Provider Notification, Chapter 408

Principal Implementation Verification for Chapter 408

Chapter 408 Email Notification - Teachers/Related Service Providers

Chapter 408 Email Notification - Paraprofessionals

Chapter 408 Requirements 2021-22 PowerPoint

Federal guidance

Return to School Roadmap: Development and Implementation of IEPs, Sept. 30, 2021

COVID-19 Materials for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Care Providers (via the CDC)

Return to School Roadmap: Child Find Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Aug. 24, 2021

Letter to Field on Return to School, Aug. 24, 2021

Long COVID under Section 504 and IDEA, July 26, 2021

COVID Recovery Programming for Students with Disabilities

Compensatory Services for Students with Disabilities as a Result of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Town Hall Resources

NEW PowerPoint presentation on Academic Recovery for All (Oct. 7, 2021) 

NEW Recording of Special Education Town Hall (Oct. 7, 2021)

Additional Information

Other agreements and guidance on working conditions for the 2021-22 school year

Face Covering Guidance (DOE InfoHub login required)



Source URL: https://www.uft.org/teaching/students-disabilities/special-education-guidance-2021-22-school-year