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Special Education: For Families (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


On Special Education: For Families, you will find:

  • Understanding Special Education
    • Newly Updated! The Virginia Family's Guide to Special Education
    • Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities
    • The New Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP)
    • Applied Studies Diploma
  • Resolving Disputes
    • Parent Ombudsman
    • Resolution Resouces
    • Family Engagement & Resources
  • Family Engagement
    • Parent Information Email Updates
    • Virginia Family Special Education Connection
    • Parent Resource Centers
    • Special Education Advisory Committee Guide
  • And more..


After High School All Disabilities Collaboration Elementary High School Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Individualized Education Program (IEP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Middle School Preschool State Laws Vision Impairment