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Special Education Guidance for the 2020-21 School Year

The DOE and the UFT have collaborated on a number of guidance documents relating to special education and related services for the 2020-2021 school year.

Special Education in Blended and Remote Learning Environments

Information about implementation of ICT, SETSS, Special Class, and Bilingual Special Education in Blended and Remote Learning Environments.

Related Services

Information about delivery of Speech, Occupational and Physical Therapy, Counseling, Hearing and Vision Education Services and Audiology services in Blended and Remote Settings.

Special Education Evaluation

Information about special education evaluations and reevaluations during the 2020-21 school year.

IEP Team Meetings

Information about how IEP team meetings will be conducted in the 2020-21 school year and other special education procedures, such as Chapter 408.

Program and Related Service Adaptations (PAD and RAD)

Information about the Program Adaptation Document (PAD) and Related Service Adaptations Document (RAD)

Federal and State Guidance

Federal and state guidance on provision of services to students with disabilities during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Additional Information

Information on additional topics of interest to school staff who work with students with disabilities.