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Special Education Guidance in Response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak in New York State

The Board of Regents and the New York State Education Department (NYSED) continue to work with our partners at the state, local, and federal levels to keep school leaders, educators and parents/guardians informed as the Coronavirus pandemic evolves.  The Office of Special Education is providing the following Covid-19 related guidance specific to students with disabilities.  Additional resources are available on NYSED's Coronavirus website.  You are encouraged to visit these webpages frequently for the latest updates.

Guidance from NYSED’s Office of Special Education

Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education & the Federal Government

There are several Department of Education COVID-19 resources available for states, communities, educators, and families. These resources include guidance and policies related to special education, postsecondary education, and other aspects of lifelong learning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also continues to provide updated guidance for school settings.

Additional Resources

Featured Partner: INCLUDEnyc

INCLUDEnyc: Resources for young people with disabilities

INCLUDEnyc is a leading provider of training and information for young people with any disability (age 0-26) in New York City, their families, and the professionals who support them. Additional resources are available at INCLUDEnyc COVID-19 resources.