Open Letter to US Education Secretary DeVos from the CCD Education Task Force

Dear Secretary DeVos and Acting Assistant Secretary Schultz, The undersigned members of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Task Force and allies submit this letter in response to the directive that the Secretary of Education submit, within 30 days of enactment of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act a report…

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California Special Education Resources related to COVID

The El Dorado SELPA supports many of the charter schools in California and put together an integrated resource on special education including information from the US Department of Education, the California Department of Education, and materials for school districts and individual teachers.

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US HUD Disability Housing Information

Federal nondiscrimination laws provide housing protections for individuals with disabilities. These protections apply in most private housing, state and local government housing, public housing and any other federally-assisted housing programs and activities. The Fair Housing Act prohibits discrimination in housing and housing-related transactions because of disability. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act prohibits discrimination on…

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Educating All Learners Resource Library

The Educating All Learners alliance has launched a resource site bringing together curated resources for to help with distance learning during the COVID pandemic. It includes: Resources for Educators. Technology Tools and Real life experiences

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Family-School Collaboration

During this uncertain time, family-school collaboration is more essential than ever. Families and educators are dealing with new challenges and stressors. Everyone’s situation will be different. Meaningful and clear communication and collaboration between parents and schools can go a long way toward solving problems. Innovation while school buildings are closed will help us all avoid…

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Providing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

A school district’s obligation to provide FAPE remains unchanged under COVID. Specialized instruction and related services must continue for students with disabilities. However, what that looks like will inevitably change during this crisis. Schools must continue to meet their obligations in the best way they can. Moreover, districts must begin to plan for providing appropriate…

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