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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 regarding special education and related services for the 2020-2021 school year. Information about the 2021-22 school year will be included as soon as new policies are available. 

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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.

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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.

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Special Education Evaluation

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

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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.

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Program and Related Service Adaptations (PAD and RAD)

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

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Federal and State Guidance

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

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Additional Information

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