Amy Rhone, Director, Office of Special Education speaks to ERC families and stakeholders
As we work our way through the pandemic, families and students have very difficult choices, and a changed environment to navigate. The attached files are general information that can help you work with schools to make sure your child receives a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive AND most appropriate environment .
LAUNCH NEBRASKA Work-Based Learning Guidance for COVID-19 (December 2020)
What Does "Back to School" Look Like for My Child? An Interactive Webinar on Special Education Rights During the Pandemic.
The Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) also has guidance and information on Extended School Year (ESY), Least Restrictive Environment (LRE); Prior Written Notice (PWN), Shortened School Days, Transition Planning, Accommodations, Assistive Technology, IEP technical assistance, OT/PT Services, Dyslexia, and Parental Rights, among others.
Nebraska has a specific processes for filing complaints. Education Rights Counsel can assist you in determining what is right for your situation. See also the link to Disability Rights Nebraska, discussed below.
A great deal of information about special education law is published by Wright's Law. It isn't Nebraska-specific, but can be a great resource for gaining knowledge. In addition, Disability Rights Nebraska's website has numerous fact sheets covering everything from basic information to how to file a Complaint.
The federal Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) also has helpful information.
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