We know these are difficult times and that you are all working diligently to determine how you will meet the needs of students with disabilities. Some of you are already off to a great start and we want to hear from you. The DESE-SEU is in the process of collecting information regarding the innovative and creative ways that you are providing services during this time. If you are willing to share any great ideas or resources, we ask that you complete this Google form.
We have also prepared a few resources that we hope will assist districts in the planning and implementation of providing Alternate Methods of Instruction. The resources are linked below.
The Special Education Unit in the Division of Learning Services collaborates with local school districts, educational service cooperatives, and other state agencies to ensure that all children with disabilities (ages 3 to 21) in Arkansas receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Special Education Unit is committed to improving educational results for students with disabilities through statewide leadership, support, and service to schools, educators, students, families, and other stakeholders.
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