Kansas

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

COVID-19 Response:

Compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Kansas Special Education for Exceptional Children Act during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary: Kansas provides an updated FAQ document pertaining to legal aspects of school closures and distance learning. Specifically, it discusses new applicable laws and legal adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic for the provision of special education services in Kansas schools, as well as how schools should adjust distance learning to adhere to legal requirements.

Operated by: Kansas Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning

Continuous Learning Task Force Guidance

Summary: Kansas created a document that provides general distance learning guidance. It requires that schools provide students with IEPs materials required by IEP plans, and adjust IEP plans to accommodate COVID-19 related complications, if necessary. It also requires teachers to modify instructional materials to help students with disabilities access instructional information.

Operated by: Kansas Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning

Documenting Frequency, Location, and Duration of Accommodations and Modifications on the IEP

Summary: This document developed by the Kansas Department of Education provides examples of IEP modifications during the COVID-19 pandemic. More specifically, it addresses the frequency, location and duration of accommodations and modifications on the IEP.

Operated by: Kansas Department of Education

Topic: IEP

Kansas State Department of Education Guidance on Compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Act and the Kansas Special Educational Children Act during COVID-19

Summary: Kansas provides a FAQ document pertaining to legal aspects of school closures and distance learning. Specifically, it discusses applicable laws and legal adjustments for the provision of special education services in Kansas schools, as well as how schools should adjust distance learning to adhere to legal requirements.

Operated by: Kansas Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning

Navigating Change Resources

Summary: The Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN) created a web page that shares a wide variety of resources that can be helpful in implementing local Navigating Change plans. The web page is to support the guidance provided by the Kansas State Department of Education.

Operated by: Kansas Technical Assistance System Network (TASN)

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement

School Year 2020-21 Compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Kansas Special Education for Exceptional Children Act for Reopening Schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Summary: The Kansas Department of Education released guidance on how schools can maintain compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Kansas Special Education for Exceptional Children Act for Reopening Schools during the COVID-19 Pandemic. The guidance answers frequently asked questions such as how to create the least restrictive environment or how the IEP team is to make a decision about distance vs. in person learning.

Operated by: Kansas Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP