Arizona

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

COVID-19 Response:

Arizona Department of Education: Virtual Resource Hub

Summary: Arizona created a list of resources to assist with distance learning that, starting on line 118, specifically pertain to special education students. Special Education resources include reading, math, writing, social, sensory, transition and various other facets pertaining to special education. These resources assist families in providing and engaging with their child’s special education distance learning experience. 

Operated by: Arizona Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement

COVID-19 Special Education Q & A

Summary: Arizona provides a general FAQ document pertaining to special education during distance learning. It discusses circumstances under which students may need IEP adjustments and circumstances under which students with disabilities may qualify for compensatory education services. It also examines the possibility of schools providing in-home special education services for students with qualifying disabilities. 

Operated by: Arizona Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

ESS Resources

Summary: Arizona created a list of resources for teaching special education during distance learning. The list includes curriculum adjustment examples, resources for classroom teachers, special education teachers and nurses, websites for special education classes and teletherapy resources.

Operated by: Arizona Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Telehealth, Transition

Special Education Guidance for COVID-19: SY 2020—2021 School Reentry

Summary: The Special Education Guidance for COVID-19: SY 2020-2021 School Reentry page contains guidance and resources related to special education for students with disabilities for Arizona’s public education agencies (districts, charters, state institutions and secure care schools) related to the COVID-19 School Year (SY) 2020-2021 School Reentry. The web page includes related legislation and executive orders, resources for parents and families, IEP guidance, telehealth resources and much more.

Operated by: Arizona Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement, IEP, Telehealth