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Educating Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

PA DOE guidance & resources, special education planning & delivery, IDEA regs & policies

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An article published by USA Today phrased it aptly: “Educators and students are in the midst of a ‘huge educational experiment'."  With schools in Pennsylvania now closed, class instruction is transitioning from live to online learning format. 

In this quick shift from in-person to online, the needs of students with disabilities can sometimes be overlooked. School districts, teachers and families are collectively challenged now to establish best practices for providing special education via distance learning.

During this webinar, a panel of special education attorneys discuss the impact of school closures during the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighting the challenges, new policies, resources and creative strategies that are changing the education landscape for students with disabilities.  

  • NOREPs
  • Delivery of virtual instruction services
  • Confidentiality issues with virtual delivery
  • Etiquette at home 
  • Virtual IEP meetings
  • Evaluation reports – pending and new
  • Progress monitoring
  • Grading standards
  • Due Process Hearings
  • Providing services to English learners
  • Meeting the needs of parents who are technically challenged 
  • Performing IEEs during school closures 

Recorded live on April 24, 2020.

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Tanya A. Alvarado Esq. Alvarado Law, LLC
Carl P. Beard Jr., Esq. Beard Legal Group
Michael J. Connolly Esq. McAndrews, Mehalick, Connolly, Hulse and Ryan P.C. (Berwyn)
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