District of Columbia

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

COVID-19 Response:

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Family & Community FAQ

Summary: The District of Columbia provides a general FAQ document that includes information pertaining to IEPs, and a legal resource for students with disabilities. It describes how IEP meetings must be conducted and IEP services must be provided virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Operated by: District of Columbia Public Schools

Topic: Distance Learning

IDEA, Part B Provision of FAPE: Guidance Related to Remote and Blended Learning

Summary: This document contains guidance on LEA responsibilities under Part B of IDEA relating to the provision of FAPE in instances where LEAs are required to close their doors or limit access to buildings because of a local or national emergency and transition to distance or blended learning models. The document provides comprehensive guidance on distance learning and IEP provision.

Operated by: Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) 

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Serving Students with Disabilities during Periods of Remote or Blended Learning

Summary: The DC Office of the State Superintendent of Education developed a comprehensive toolkit which provide foundational guidance and concrete, actionable resources for local education agencies (LEAs) as they establish and implement policies and procedures for remote and/or blended learning contexts that are consistent with Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requirements.

Operated by: Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) 

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP, Family Engagement 

Reopen Strong: Specialized Education Services

Summary: DC Public Schools launched the dcpsreopenstrong.com website to share its plans for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. It dedicates a web page to special education services which offers resources to families to assist with at home learning as well as navigating the IEP process.

Operated by: DC Public Schools

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP, Family Engagement