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This resource, developed by ASERT, provides information about Special Education laws and how they apply to school shutdowns and home schooling as a result of COVID-19.
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COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel.(n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus
Free Appropriate Public Education under Section 504 of The Rehabilitation Act of 1973. (2010, August). Retrieved from https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/edlite-FAPE504.html#:~:text=The%20Section%20504%20regulation%20requires,severity%20of%20the%20person’s%20disability.
Map: Coronavirus and School Closures. (2020, April 06). Retrieved April 07, 2020, from https://www.edweek.org/ew/section/multimedia/map-coronavirus-and-school-closures.html
Mitchell, C. (2020, March 23). How Will Schools Provide Special Education During the Coronavirus Crisis? Retrieved from https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2020/03/19/are-we-going-to-get-ourselves-in.html
Nadworny, E., & Kamenetz, A. (2020, March 23). Education Dept. Says Disability Laws Shouldn’t Get In The Way Of Online Learning. Retrieved from https://www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-liveupdates/2020/03/23/820138079/education-dept-says-disability-lawsshouldnt-get-in-the-way-of-online-learning
Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus 2019 Disease Outbreak. (2020, March). Retrieved from https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/qacovid-19-03-12-2020.pdf
Rago, G. (2020, March 20). For Kids With Autism, School Shutdown Poses Even Bigger Quandary. Retrieved from https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2020/03/20/for-kids-autism-school-shutdown-posesquandary/28014/
Provision of Special Education, Early Intervention, and 504 Services During the Coronavirus 2019 Outbreak. (2020, March 16). Retrieved from https://www.aota.org/advocacy/advocacy-news/state/state-news/provision-school-based-coronavirus
Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities. (2020, March 21). Retrieved from https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/frontpage/faq/rr/policyguidance/Supple%20Fact%20Sheet%203.21.20%20FINAL.pdf
This information was developed by the Autism Services, Education, Resources, and Training Collaborative (ASERT). For more information, please contact ASERT at 877-231-4244 or info@PAautism.org. ASERT is funded by the Bureau of Supports for Autism and Special Populations, PA Department of Human Services.