Consult Call on Special Education, IEP & School Closures during the Pandemic

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Name: Consult Call on Special Education, IEP & School Closures during the Pandemic
Date: April 16, 2020
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PDT
Event Description:
Hop on a Call with a Special Education Advocate to navigate Special Education, IEP and educational benefit within your child's education benefit during the pandemic and closures.

We must all work together to get through and understand that this is a brand new situation for Federal, State and Local Agencies to work through and MOSTLY FOR FAMILIES - PARENTS - STUDENTS.

This is an All Community Conversation!
ALL HANDS ON DECK
Parents, Educators, Students with IEP, Advocates are all invited to call and join.


Uncharted Matters regarding Special Education, IEP and School & Educational Services Closures Pandemic
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
UPDATE: 
Consultations available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 11:00 am to 12 pm.
Selina Davis, B.A
Parental Advocate Strategist
Visit my website: http://selinadavis.com/
 
Affiliations | Memberships
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates
 

The CARES Act Includes a provision that directs the Secretary [DeVos] to report back to Congress within 30 days on any waivers needed under the IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504).  The bill gives the Secretary broad waiver authority over the Higher Education Act (HEA), the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and Carl D. Perkins education laws.  Only Congress can waive IDEA and Section 504 provisions. 

 

We know that State Directors of Special Education and Special Education Adminstrators are urging the Secretary to pause timeline requirements from the date of closure to 45 days after regular school in person days resume.  This would halt initial evaluations, annual IEP review timlines, Complaint timelines and Part C to Part B transitions. Such a pause can irreversibly harm students who were already struggling and who may be falling further behind due to lack of services and supports during this extended pause that would be soley for adminstrative convenience and NOT in the best interest of our children. 
 

Tell Congress that we must help schools and families work together to find solutions that allow children to receive equitable access to an education and the services that support them without weakening or undoing all of their civil and educational rights.

 

Action: We must not allow Congress to use the national crisis as a reason to justify opening up civil rights laws to harmful amendments in future bills. Therefore, COPAA urges elected officials to:

  • Oppose waivers under IDEA and Section 504. The focus should remain on ensuring continuity of education and services.
     
  • Support providing states with additional funding that can be used under the IDEA to:
  • ensure teachers, school leaders, students and their families have needed tools for teaching and learning online and through other virtual methods.
  • provide extended school year to students and other compensatory services.
  • ensure providers are paid for telehealth related services such as OT, PT, and Speech/Language. 
  • Help ED use current authority to be flexible where absolutely necessary on timelines and/extend or disregard SPP/APR reporting requirements for the 2019/2020 school year so that families and schools can focus resources on student needs.
     
  • Add time to the statute of limitations for IDEA Due Process Complaints, State Complaints and OCR complaints. 

 

  • Support states by providing a total of $12.5 billion in IDEA funding under Parts B, C, D to support school and related service personnel in the provision of special education supports and services to students with disabilities infants through age 21)



    Contact Your Elected Officials in Congress Now! 
    URGE NO WAIVER

 

State Elected Officials

 

Visit our New COPAA COVID-19 webpage for an Action Alert, COPAA COVID-19 FAQ and a memo on the CARES Act.

 
Location:
Chat with an Special Education Advocate
Zoom Video Conference Online or Phone In

This is an All Community Conversation!
ALL HANDS ON DECK
Uncharted Matters regarding Special Education, IEP and School & Educational Services Closures Pandemic
You are invited to a Zoom meeting. 
When: Mar 16, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
March 17, 2020 12:00 PM PST to  1:00 PM
March 18, 2020 12:00 PM PST to 1:00 PM

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/uZQkcuCvqj8r81BzR0S56z2Qsziy-60NJg 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Selina Davis
Date/Time Information:
3/16/2020 through 3/18/2020 
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
 
Contact Information:
Selina Davis 951-782-1550
Fees/Admission:
FREE
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