Idaho

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

COVID-19 Response:

COVID-19 FAQs For Families and Parents of Students with Disabilities

Summary: Idaho provides a general FAQ document that includes information pertaining to IEPs and service provision during school closures. It discusses the review process to determine whether students on an IEP are eligible for compensatory services, describe best practices for adjusting IEPs in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and list resources for families of special education students attempting to assist and engage with the distance learning process. 

Operated by: Idaho Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

COVID-19 Mental Health Support Resources

Summary: The Idaho State Department of Education’s Office of Student Engagement & Safety Coordination has provided resources to help support the emotional well-being and mental health of its school communities. This includes resources for school leaders, staff and families.

Operated by: Idaho Department of Education

Topic: Mental Health

Guidelines for Providing Special Education Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary: Idaho created a document providing general information and guidance for administering special education services during distance learning. It describes how schools should adjust IEP plans and instruction for students on an individualized basis. It focuses on school-level practices of providing the least restrictive environment for students with disabilities.

Operated by: Idaho Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Guidelines for Providing Special Education Services During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary: The Idaho Department of Education provided a comprehensive guidance document for providing special education services including distance learning procedures and IEP provision during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Operated by: Idaho Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Special Education Resources

Summary: The Idaho Department of Education developed a web page where school personnel, students and families can access resources regarding the continuation of special education services during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes documents and webinars covering topics surrounding distance learning and IEP provision.

Operated by: Idaho Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement, IEP 

Webinars and Updates: Special Education

Summary: Idaho produced a webinar series that provides comprehensive information and Q&A sessions in multiple updated installments. These webinars include information on Idaho policy for assisting students with disabilities, the process by which students may receive assistive technology and additional distance learning resources for students with disabilities.

Operated by: Idaho Department of Education

Topic: Assistive Technology, Distance Learning, IEP