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Federal Guidance on Developing and Implementing IEPs During the Pandemic

This guidance from the U.S. Department of Education addresses many considerations for Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams and offers input on how IEPs should be modified to address changes brought on by COVID-19.

The document “Return to School Roadmap: Development and Implementation of Individualized Education Programs in the Least Restrictive Environment Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act” covers a wide range of topics using a question-and-answer format.

Topics include meeting timelines, ensuring implementation of initial evaluation and reevaluation procedures, determining eligibility for special education and related services, and providing the full array of special education and related services that children with disabilities need in order to receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE).