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Considerations for COVID Recovery Services for Students with Disabilities (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


This document was developed to provide support to school administrators and directors of special education as they plan for return to school, special educators and parents who will be participating in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, and for Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) and families that may be navigating a dispute. This document highlights information related to compliance, documentation and progress monitoring, and IEP Team considerations that are necessary in order to make decisions about and address requests for COVID recovery services for students with disabilities. While the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides for compensatory services when there is a denial of free appropriate public education (FAPE), the compensatory services offered by Virginia school divisions to address a loss of services due to COVID-19 should be referred to as COVID recovery services.  


Collaboration Dispute Resolution Federal Laws Individualized Education Program (IEP) Parent/Family Professional Resources State Laws State/National Organizations