- Dear Colleague Letter: Clarification of FAPE and Alignment with State Academic Standards, which clarifies that individualized education programs for children with disabilities must be aligned with state academic content standards for the grade in which a child is enrolled.
- IDEAs That Work: Preparing Children and Youth with Disabilities for Success website will connect teachers and families with resources to assist them in improving instruction and supporting academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students with disabilities as they become college and career ready.
- Supporting and Responding to Behavior: Evidence-Based Classroom Strategies for Teachers toolkit, which summarizes evidence-based, positive, proactive, and responsive classroom behavior intervention and support strategies for teachers.
All resources including the Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports: Implementation Blueprint and Self-Assessment (for local and state education agents) and Age of Majority Parent Guide and Tip Sheets can be found here.
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) is offering the opportunity for input from the field on the Dear Colleague Letter above. OSERS is interested in receiving comments on the Dear Colleague letter to inform implementation of their guidance. CEC will be responding to this opportunity for input and want to hear from CEC members. Please share your input with CEC by December 21, 2015.