Special Education

PEP CONFERENCE RE-SCHEDULED FOR MAY 3-4, 2019

We are pleased to announce that the previously cancelled PEP Conference has been re-scheduled!

Register at bit.ly/2S9L716 by April 19, 2019
No internet access? Call us at (308) 632-1338

PEP brings together parents of children with disabilities in an accepting and confidential environment. You’ll have the opportunity to share your ideas and feelings, and discuss common concerns. Sessions also include further information on parenting and educating children with disabilities, as well as how to develop and maintain effective partnerships with the professionals who work with your family.

Conference Details
No Registration fee
Registration is first come, first serve
Lodging will be provided Friday, May 3rd
Continental breakfast provided by the hotel
Lunch provided both days of the conference

Who Should Attend?
All Nebraskan Parents, who are raising a child with an active IFSP/IEP.
Couples: both partners are encouraged to attend the conference together for maximum benefit.
Single parents: are encouraged to bring a support-person.
A small number of openings are reserved for education professionals who serve children with disabilities and are employed in Nebraska school districts. Professionals will experience PEP from a parent perspective.

What Parents and Education Professionals Say About PEP
“After coming, I understand the importance for parents to come together because they are so busy ‘just handling’ things. They need to regroup and get on the same page. This has started a movement in us to better our relationship like nothing ever has. Thank-you.”
“I learned a lot of great information. I feel relieved and empowered and know I am not alone.”
“I was able to take my professional hat off and listen to what parents with a child with a disability go through from the day they learn about the disability.”

Schedule
May 3 | 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Transition/Early Childhood and School Age
IEPs
Good Grief
Small Groups
May 4 | 8 A.M. to 3 P.M.
Assistive Technology Partnership
Building Positive Behavior Management Estate Planning
Encouraging and Empowering Our Kids to Self-Advocacy

MTSS Symposium

Literacy for All
June 20th, 2019
This year’s theme of “Literacy for All,” features two keynote speakers and eight breakout sessions. Topics will focus on the prevention of reading difficulties, effective intervention strategies for struggling readers K-Secondary, learning disabilities, and dyslexia.
 
Who Should Attend?
Classroom teachers, special education teachers, Title I teachers, interventionists, ELL teachers, literacy coaches and specialists, curriculum and language arts specialist, reading recovery specialist, and other interested educators.
 
There will be a working lunch and a $20 registration fee.
Register at:  http://www.cvent.com/d/n6qdgl

Technical Assistance/Guidance Documents – August 2018

Extended School Year (ESY) Guidance Document – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Improving Learning for Children with Disabilities (ILCD) Guidance Document – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Guidance Document – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Non-Public Services to Children with Disabilities Enrolled by their Parents in Non-Public Schools – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Prior Written Notice Guidance Document (PDF)

Shortened Days Guidance Document (PDF)

Significant Disproportionality Guidance Document (PDF)

Transition Planning Guidance Document – Aug 2018 (PDF)

Part C Procedural Safeguards – Aug 2018 (PDF)


IDEA Part C Determination

The US Department of Education (the Department) has issued a determination under sections 616 and 642 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for each state/territory.  The Department has determined that Nebraska needs assistance in meeting the requirements of Part C of the IDEA.  In accordance with section 616(3)(1) of the IDEA and 34 CFR 303.704(a), if a state is determined to need assistance for two consecutive years, the Secretary must take one or more of the following actions: 

  1. Advise the State of available sources of technical assistance that may help the State address the areas in which the State needs assistance and require the State to work with appropriate entities;
  2. Direct the use of State-level funds on the area or areas in which the State needs assistance.The US Department of Education (the Department) has issued a determination under sections 616 and 642 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for each state/territory.  The Department has determined that Nebraska needs assistance in meeting the requirements of Part C of the IDEA.  In accordance with section 616(3)(1) of the IDEA and 34 CFR 303.704(a), if a state is determined to need assistance for two consecutive years, the Secretary must take one or more of the following actions: 
    1. Advise the State of available sources of technical assistance that may help the State address the areas in which the State needs assistance and require the State to work with appropriate entities;
    2. Direct the use of State-level funds on the area or areas in which the State needs assistance.

Public Reporting and Determinations Guides

Public Reporting

Part B Levels of Determination 2017

Part B Levels of Determination 2017


Alternative Assessment Criteria – The Alternate Assessment information is new and the Alternate Assessment Criteria document is required to be completed. 

IEP Team Decision Making Flow Chart


District Phase II TIP

District Phase II TIP Report 

TIP Supplementary GuidanceTIP Review Tool 


ECICC Biennial Report to the Governor


New Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

Colleague Letter and Resource Guide on Students with ADHD
Know Your Rights – Students with ADHD


Maintenance of Effort

Worksheet and Tracking ToolFederal Proposed Regulations on Significant Disproportionality
Federal Study and State Analysis of Disproportionality

Updated April 17, 2019 1:29pm