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10/4/2017 9:39 AM
October is National Awareness Month for Dyslexia and Down Syndrome Awareness Month.  To read the President's statements or access blog posts from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, click on the links in the document.
National Down Syndrome Awareness and Dyslexia Awareness Months-2017.pdfCorrespondenceNational Dyslexia Awareness Month & National Down Syndrome Awareness Month
12/6/2016 1:55 PM
OSEP Policy Letters provide information, guidance and clarification regarding implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through two types of issuances: OSEP Memos and Dear Colleague Letters. These are listed below in chronological order starting from the most recent issuance and going back to 2001
OSEP.aspxCorrespondenceOSEPhttp://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/index.html
12/6/2016 1:55 PM
The U.S. Department of Education announced  the release of new guides and resources to help justice-involved youth transition back to traditional school settings. The resources include a guide written for incarcerated youth; a newly updated transition toolkit and resource guide for practitioners in juvenile justice facilities; a document detailing education programs in juvenile justice facilities from the most recent Civil Rights Data Collection; and a website that provides technical assistance to support youth with disabilities with transitioning out of juvenile justice facilities.
Reducing Recidivism for Justice-Involved Youth.aspxCorrespondenceReducing Recidivism for Justice-Involved Youthhttp://www.ed.gov/news/press-releases/fact-sheet-reducing-recidivism-justice-involved-youth?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=
12/6/2016 1:55 PM
This letter is  to clarify that an individualized education program (IEP)for an eligible child with a disability under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) must be aligned with the State’s academic content standards for the grade in which the
child is enrolled.
Guidance on FAPE.aspxCorrespondenceGuidance on FAPEhttps://www.alsde.edu/sec/ses/Correspondence/Guidance%20on%20Fape%20November%2017%2C%202015.pdf
12/6/2016 1:54 PM
This is a link to other OSEP letters that SES posted prior to December 6, 2016.
Previously posted OSEP letters.aspxCorrespondencePreviously posted OSEP lettershttp://www.alsde.edu/sec/ses/Pages/correspondence-all.aspx?tab=OSEP