Arkansas

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

COVID-19 Response:

Serving Special Populations Video (Special Education, ESOL, Dyslexia, GT)

Summary: Arkansas produced a webinar describing ways special populations can be served during distance learning. Special populations include students in special education and students with dyslexia. 

Operated by: Arkansas Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning

COVID-19 Guidance for Special Education Services in Arkansas

Summary: This document provides guidance on the continuation of Alternative Methods of Instruction (AMI) including IEP, timeline extensions and additional resources.

Operated by: Arkansas Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Guidance for Special Education for Extended AMI

Summary: Arkansas provides a general FAQ document pertaining to special education during distance learning. The document illustrates exactly how schools should provide individualized services to students on IEPs (either in person or remotely), and it describes the procedures by which schools should provide virtual IEP meetings. It also discusses steps and procedures for students with disabilities to receive telehealth services.

Operated by: Arkansas Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP, Telehealth

Instructional Resources for Students with Disabilities

Summary: Arkansas created a list of special education instructional resources for students, parents and educators. This list examines individual special education needs and requirements, dividing resources by need and subject area. It also provides a brief overview of many virtual special education resources to best help parents select resources for their child with a disability.

Operated by: Arkansas Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement

School Health Services COVID-19 School Closure Guidance

Summary: Arkansas provides guidance and up-to-date information to school personnel for operating school health programming during the COVID-19 outbreak. These services focus on federal, state and school level telehealth services, providing multiple potential areas of telehealth access.

Operated by: Arkansas Department of Education

Topic: Telehealth

Special Education Guidance for COVID-19

Summary: This resource provides specific instruction as it pertains to the continuation of IEPs during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as links to additional resources.

Operated by: Arkansas Department of Education

Topic: IEP

Supports and Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

Summary: Arkansas created a list of supports and accommodations for students with disabilities. It groups resources by grade level. It includes learning resources, resources to assist the employment transition process for students with disabilities, free assistive technology resources and free telehealth resources for Arkansas students with disabilities.  

Operated by: Arkansas Department of Education

Topic: Assistive Technology, Distance Learning, Telehealth, Transition

Supports for Students with Significant Cognitive Disabilities

Summary: Arkansas created a document assisting teachers working with students with significant cognitive disabilities during distance learning. This document includes virtual resources for such students and a suggested daily schedule for students with significant cognitive disabilities broken down by age group. 

Operated by: Arkansas Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning