Georgia

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

COVID-19 Response:

Division for Special Education Services and Supports

Summary: The Georgia Department of Education developed a one page document which directs viewers to additional distance learning resources such as virtual supports and best practices.

Operated by: Georgia Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning

Guidance on Restart and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Timelines

Summary: The Georgia Department of Education shares guidance and timelines for topics including state complaints, due process hearings, IEP, initial evaluations, eligibility determinations and reevaluations of special education services.

Operated by: Georgia Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Guidance on Restart and Implementation for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Summary: This guidance tool developed by the Georgia Department of Education provides schools and families answers to frequently asked questions regarding service provision during the COVID-19 pandemic including distance learning, IEPs and resources for families as they adapt to school changes.

Operated by: Georgia Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement, IEP

Online Support for Special Needs

Summary: Georgia provides a free course for educators preparing them to serve students with disabilities in the online format. This course describes individualized adjustments that instructors may make to create the best educational environment for students with disabilities.

Operated by: Georgia Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning

Resiliency & Wellness: Resources for Students, Parents, and Educators during COVID-19

Summary: The goal of the Wellness Tool Kit is to provide information and resources to students, parents and educators in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The resources contained in this toolbox have been specially selected to provide assistance for students as they return to school. The toolkit includes information on behavioral health and wellness, learning resources, parenting resources and activities for students.

Operated by: Georgia Department of Education

Topic: Family Engagement, Mental Health

Special Education Services Family Communication Document

Summary: Georgia provides a Q&A document discussing the effects of school closures on the IEP process and service provision. It describes contingency plans for special education services in the event of either in-person or virtual instruction, and it describes adjustments IEP teams should make to best provide educational services to students with disabilities.

Operated by: Georgia Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP