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

Special Education Guidance for Back-To-School

Summary: This document discusses adjustments, resources, and practices for Idaho schools to make upon re-opening for students with disabilities. It provides extensive IEP information, including information on holding IEP meetings for both parents and IEP providers, as well as information on resources and best practices for implementing additional IEP considerations due to COVID-19. It also lists extensive assistive technology resources for parents and educators. Finally, it discusses additional transition resources for students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Operated by: Idaho Department of Education

Topic: IEP, Distance Learning, Assistive Technology, Transition

Medicaid School-Based Services Guidance for Back-to School 2020

Summary: This document discusses additional telehealth resources available to Idaho students through Medicaid during the COVID-19 pandemic. It answers questions regarding necessary documentation to receive telehealth services, discusses potential telehealth costs and impacts, and emphasizes best practices for adjusting IEPs to telehealth-related needs

Operated by: Idaho Department of Education

Topic: Telehealth, IEP

Special Education Students ISEE Quick Guide: COVID-19

Summary: This document provides information on providing and tracking IEPs during the COVID-19 pandemic. It highlights best practices for adjusting IEPs to the COVID-19 pandemic, and it discusses tracking and continuous adjustments to constantly ensure that students with disabilities receive the least restrictive educational environment. 

Operated by: Idaho Department of Education

Topic: IEP

Transportation Quick Guide: COVID-19

Summary: This document discusses transportation considerations for students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. It notes new IEP considerations for transportation during the COVID-19 pandemic, and discusses additional transportation-related technology that may be necessary due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Operated by: Idaho Department of Education

Topic: IEP, Assistive Technology

Do’s & Don’ts when Providing Educational Services to Students with Disabilities during COVID-19 School Closures

Summary: This document specifically highlights the importance of communicating and engaging with families of students with disabilities over multiple different mediums, thereby promoting the best possible documentation and family engagement.

Operated by: Idaho Department of Education

Topic: Family Engagement