Special Education and Learning Resources
This is a living resource list and will continue to be updated. Please send additional suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arc of WA Website COVID-19 Section
Information for individuals with disabilities of all ages. Relevant resources for CSYHCN on this page are:
- Under “Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction” heading: Provision of Services to Students with Disabilities During School Facility Closures link and Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak link.
- Under “Information in Easy to Understand Language” heading: Wheelchair and Assistive Technology Users Precautions link. (link)
WA Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
- If a district has extended school closures, the district will remain responsible for the free appropriate public education (FAPE) of its students eligible for special education services with an individualized education program (IEP). Districts should be communicating with parents and guardians prior to, during, and after a school closure regarding their child’s IEP services. After an extended closure, districts are responsible for reviewing how the closure impacted the delivery of special education and related services to students eligible for special education services. Please note, if a school closure causes educational services for all students to pause within a school or district, then the school/district is generally not required to provide services to the affected students eligible for special education services during that same period of time. (link)
Wide Open School
- New website from Common Sense Media offers families and educators resources on how to support students with disabilities during remote learning. (link)