Special Education

Office of Special Education - Our Purpose

To lead the improvement of outcomes for preparing all children and students with disabilities and their families for learning, earning and living through effective use of data, collaboration, communication, and a framework of differentiated support.

Coronavirus Resources - IDEA Guidance

The NDE is committed to assisting school communities during public health emergencies. We support school districts in their decisions to keep student and staff safety their top priority. Should a crisis arise, NDE will work closely with other state and federal agencies to ensure continuation of critical services to students, families, and educators and the restoration of the teaching and learning environment.

NDE RESOURCES FOR THE CORONAVIRUS

Below is communication released by the Office of Special Education Programs to support you as you implement IDEA during the Coronavirus outbreak.  Please reach out to our office should you have any further questions.

SUPPLEMENTAL FACT SHEET: ADDRESSING THE RISK OF COVID-19 IN PRESCHOOL, ELEMENTARY, AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ON PROVIDING SERVICES TO CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019 OUTBREAK

NDE – Q AND A FOR PROVIDING SPECIAL EDUCATION AND EARLY INTERVENTION DURING CORONAVIRUS SCHOOL CLOSURE

SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES DURING THE CORONAVIRUS SCHOOL CLOSURES CLARIFICATION

Communication for Families/Parents of Students with Disabilities during this Covid-19 epidemic

2020 Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conference - CANCELLED

We regret to announce that due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP) Conference scheduled for May 1-2 at the Younes Conference Center in Kearney, NE. Thank you for understanding our need to make this decision at this time given the nature of this unprecedented event.  We look forward to seeing you in 2021!

Recent SPED Updates

Clarification on guidance for 92 NAC 51 – 009.04 and IDEA 60 Day Timeline for School Age Children

45 school day vs 60 day guidance (PDF)

Guidance on Special Education Certification – April 2019

Guidance on Special Education Certification – Reimbursable under IDEA (PDF)

Updated March 27, 2020 1:18pm