Category Archives: OSEP

Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Policy Letters provide information, guidance and clarification regarding implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through two types of issuances: OSEP Memos and Dear Colleague Letters.

State Educational Agency General Supervisory Authority

PDF and DOCX June 9, 2010 Mr. Eric Brousaides, Esc. Carney, Kelehan, Bresler, Bennett and Scherr, LLP Attorneys at Law 10715 Charter Drive, Suite 200 Columbia, MD 21044 Dear Mr. Brousaides: This is in response to your March 29, 2010 letter to Patricia Guard, former Acting Director of the Office of Special Education Programs at the U.S. … Read the rest

OSEP Memos, Dear Colleague Letters and Policy Letters

(page copied from https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/index.html on 2/24/17) OSEP Policy Letters (Including OSEP Memos, Dear Colleague Letters, and FAQs)
OSEP Policy Letters provide information, guidance and clarification regarding implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through two types of issuances: OSEP Memos and Dear Colleague Letters. These documents can be accessed in three ways:
  1. OSEP Memos and Dear Colleague Letters.
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OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities

Emphasizes the requirement that schools provide positive behavioral supports to students with disabilities who need them. It also clarifies that the repeated use of disciplinary actions may suggest that children with disabilities may not be receiving appropriate behavioral interventions and supports.
August 1, 2016
PDF (493KB)  Download a Summary for Stakeholders (PDF, 552KB)  … Read the rest