The U.S. Department of Education’s (Department) Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) has received multiple requests from a diverse group of stakeholders for updated and consolidated guidance interpreting the general supervision requirements of States under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). While the Federal government provides grants to States under IDEA to administer the law, the responsibility of implementing IDEA begins with States.
The guidance accompanying this letter is intended to provide States with accessible and actionable information necessary to exercise their general supervision responsibilities to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education (FAPE) that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living; and that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected. Likewise, this guidance provides States with information to support the implementation of a Statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
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Upcoming SPED Events
2023 Nebraska MTSS Summit – Hybrid
“Transformations Through Coherence”
October 12-13, 2023
Younes Conference Center North
“Transformations Through Coherence” is the theme of this year’s hybrid event, hosted by the Nebraska Department of Education’s Office of Special Education.
Participants may attend the summit in person at the Younes Conference Center North in Kearney or participate in sessions virtually.
Registration is $125 and will remain open through Sept. 15.
About the theme
Earlier this year, NDE released an updated NeMTSS Framework and shared a glossary to promote coherence within the department and across Educational Service Units, districts, schools, and programs statewide.
Aligning with the new framework, the summit will focus on using a whole-child approach in the process of implementing a multi-tiered system of support for continuous improvement and providing high-quality and evidence-based social, emotional, behavioral, environmental, and academic support for all students.
Presenters and workshops will provide participants with opportunities to systematically promote inclusive practices and support staff in improving outcomes for students.
The summit will serve as an introduction and expansion of work educators are starting or have already begun with NeMTSS workshops and implementation support.
Visit the NeMTSS Website – HERE to learn more about the event, including how to register and reserve lodging. Keynote speakers will be announced this summer.