West Virgina

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

COVID-19 Response:

Providing a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) during School Closure Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic through Distance Learning, Frequently Asked Questions

Summary: This FAQ document addresses questions related to the continuation of services, IEP monitoring and meetings and providing FAPE.

Operated by: West Virginia Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Re-entry Guidance for the Education of Students with Exceptionalities

Summary: This document provides FAQs and links to resources to help schools and educators prepare for a number of re-opening scenarios (blended or in-person, and remote). It focuses on re-entry, recovery and the re-establishment of procedures, processes and protocols for students with IEPs.

Operated by: West Virginia Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

Special Education & Student Support Resources for Families & Educators

Summary: This resource connects families to a variety of services that may be needed during distance learning. These resources are divided by disability type, and they include assistive technology applications and software, virtual transition services, mental health services, services to assist families with distance learning, educational materials and so on.

Topic: Assistive Technology, Distance Learning, Family Engagement, Mental Health, Transition

Supporting Continuity of Teaching and Learning for Students with Disabilities During an Extended School Closure

Summary: This guidance document is designed to help school districts and educators provide special education services to students with disabilities. It addresses FAQs that emerged during the state’s ordered school closure.

Operated by: West Virginia Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, IEP

West Virginia Remote Learning Framework for the COVID-19 Emergency

Summary: This document, produced by the State Superintendent’s Taskforce for Remote Learning, provides guidance on how schools can implement continuous learning during COVID-19. It includes a section for “Special Education and Related Services,” which addresses student engagement opportunities, family support, grading and social emotional considerations. The document also includes guidance around providing counseling to students (though not just students with disabilities).

Operated by: West Virginia Department of Education

Topic: Distance Learning, Family Engagement, IEP, Mental Health