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LDOE providing back to school resources for students with disabilities

Department of Education releases performance results for K-12 schools
Posted at 10:42 AM, Aug 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-06 11:42:53-04

The Louisiana Department of Education says that comprehensive resources have been developed to support students with disabilities during modified operations caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The resources, developed alongside teachers, special education leaders, family support centers, the special education advisory panel and the National Center for Educational Outcomes, reflect the latest research and meets the needs of Louisiana's students with disabilities, according to LDOE.

"School may look different this year, but our commitment to families and students remains steadfast," said State Superintendent of Education Dr. Cade Brumley. "These resources will guide educators and families as they work to serve our students who need their support the most."

"The Council appreciates the responsiveness of the Louisiana Department of Education in producing guidance materials for schools related to serving students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic," said Louisiana Developmental Disabilities Council Chair Randall Brown. "The leadership demonstrated in offering this guidance reflects a commitment to ensure all students receive the education and related services they need."

LDOE says that the new set of resources includes guidance for families, educators and direct service providers.

The additions will also build on a comprehensive suite of resources to assist educators as they serve students with disabilities and their families.

  • Strong Start Compensatory Services Guidance helps schools deliver services to students with disabilities who lost learning during school closures. Parents can use this resource to understand options available to schools in delivering these services.
  • Accessibility and accommodations resources guide schools in providing high-quality instruction in hybrid and distance learning settings.
  • Students with significant disabilities guidance aids schools in serving children with complex needs during modified operations.
  • Privacy guidance offers insight to educators and families on ensuring student privacy during virtual small group instruction for students with disabilities.

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