Alaska

Learn more about what Alaska is doing to increase opportunities for youth and young adults with disabilities as they transition to employment or post-secondary education!

COVID-19 Response:

Alaska Special Education Covid 19 District Guidance

Summary: Alaska created a document addressing questions that have emerged concerning serving students with Individual Education Programs (IEP) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The document requires IEP teams to update IEPs virtually or telephonically if necessary, and it provides guidance for conducting virtual or telephonic IEP meetings. It gives examples of circumstances under which IEP teams should adjust IEPs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Operated by: Alaska Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Special Education – Frequently Asked Questions

Summary: This document shares frequently asked questions and answers regarding special education. It addresses topics such as IEP, distance learning, teletherapy and other service provision questions.

Operated by: Alaska Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP, Telehealth

Special Education (SPED) webinars

Summary: The Alaska Department of Education hosted weekly Special Education (SPED) Webinars during the month of March which covered a variety of topics surrounding continuation of special education services during COVID-19. 

Operated by: Alaska Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Special Education FAQ

Summary: Alaska provides an informational Q&A discussing IEP implications for students with disabilities during school closures. It addresses parent concerns, noting that IEP meetings can be held virtually, listing scenarios under which students with disabilities may be eligible for compensatory education services, and lists important policies for IEP meetings.

Operated by: Alaska Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Vocational Rehabilitation Orientation/Pre-Assessment/Intake Procedures During COVID-19

Summary: The Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) released a document outlining the process for continuing to provide services – including Orientations/Pre-Assessments/Intakes – during COVID-19. This document explains how citizens can still receive services in a socially distant way. 

Operated by: Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Topic: Transition