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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(Please note: the 2020-21 modification is no longer in effect.)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 Guides

Academic Recovery Overview

Special Education Guidance

Academic Recovery for MLs and ELLs

Interventions for grades K-5

Interventions for grades 6-8

Interventions for grades 9-12

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

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

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

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

Letter to Field on Return to School, August 24, 2021