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.

Guidance and Resources for Para-educators During Remote Learning

This webinar addresses key roles and responsibilities for paraprofessionals during remote learning and provides specific examples of responsibilities in the areas of preparing virtual instruction, supplementing instruction, monitoring student progress, and communicating with students, colleagues and families. In addition, guidance is offered on ways paraprofessionals can help students with remote learning tasks, set remote learning expectations for students, and engage learners virtually. Resources are provided at the conclusion of the webinar for additional information regarding paraprofessional guidance during remote learning.  

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.

Questions and Answers on Implementation of IDEA Part C Provision of Services (OSEP Oct 2020)

Questions and Answers on IDEA Part B Provision of Services (OSEP Sept 2020)

Questions and Answers for K-12 Public Schools in the Current COVID-19 Environment (OCR Sept 2020)

OSEP – IDEA Part B Use of Funds

OSEP – IDEA Part C Use of Funds

OSEP Q & A – Implementation of IDEA Part B Dispute Resolution Procedures

OSEP Q & A – Implementation of IDEA Part C Dispute Resolution Procedures

IDEA Best Practices Document

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

Part C/EDN COVID-19 Resources

Data Collection Process During Covid-19 School Closures/In-Home Visit Suspensions – GOLD

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

Extended School Year Guidance Document

Learning Guidance for Students with Disabilities for Summer Programming and Beyond

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)

Department Information

Public Reporting and Determination Guides

Public Reporting
Part B Levels of Determination 2017


Early Childhood Inter-Agency Coordinating Council

ECICC Biennial Report to the Governor


Guidance from the U.S. Dept. of Education – Office for Civil Rights

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


Maintenance of Effort

Federal Proposed Regulations on Significant Disproportionality
Federal Study and State Analysis of Disproportionality

Updated January 11, 2021 2:37pm