Special Education COVID-19 Resources

The guidance on this page relates to special education services during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please check back often, as the information is changing rapidly.

Special Education Instruction, Services and Programming

  • 9/16/20
    Note: MDE has received several questions and requests for clarification regarding this guidance. Staff are reviewing these questions and we will be updating the guidance with more information soon.
  • 8/26/20
  • 8/25/20
    Questions and answers regarding special education instruction, services and programming
  • Considerations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities in Hybrid and In-Person Models for Returning to School  - 6/22/20

Due Process

  • 8/27/20
  • 2020-21 Planning Guidance: Special Education Due Process  - 7/2/20
    Responses based on federal guidance to date
  • 6/22/20
  • 6/2/20
    Responses based on federal guidance to date

Early Learning

  • Distance Learning Considerations for Infants, Toddlers and Preschool Children with Disabilities  - 3/19/20
    with activity matrix grid
  • 3/19/20
    Questions and answers regarding Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Part C and Part B/619 identification, evaluation and provision of services

Special Education Finance

  • Special Education Staff Assigned to Other Work Areas  - 8/24/20
    Fiscal procedures, maintenance of effort (MOE), new codes and implications for Alternative Delivery of Specialized Instructional Services (ADSIS)
  • 5/11/20
    Clarifies federal grants management requirements for education activities.
  • 3/31/20
    State and federal funding changes for the distance learning period, examples, reporting

Resources for Families

  • 5/21/20
  • 4/23/20