Transition Resources During COVID-19 Outbreak
Guidance on Services During Restricted Access to Schools and Community Services
NTACT is aware that state and local education and service providers are challenged by the current health concerns, closings, and restrictions associated with COVID19. Guidance documents from the U.S. Department of Education and other relevant federal agencies are posted below. The U.S. Department of Education's mailbox for COVID-19 related questions is COVIDemail@example.com. If questions are related to students with disabilties, please indicate "IDEA" in the subject line when submitting the email. Be sure to reference the federal guidance and your own state's guidance regarding the provision of services.
General guidance from the US Department of Education and its Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, as well as specific State guidance is available through the website of the National Center on Systemic Improvement
Webinar for Direct Support Professionals during COVID-19 - National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals
Transition Planning and Intervention Resources
NTACT will be hosting webinars on April 7, 14, and 21, focused on the provision of transition focused education during this time while many students are at home, with limited access to school and their communities. Please register for these webinars at our Events page.
The Division of Career Development and Transition (DCDT) through the Council for Exceptional Children is hosting 2 webinars "A Town Hall Discussion on aking Transition Online" on April 6, 3 PM (Eastern) and April 20, 3 PM (Eastern). Find out more at DCDT's Facebook page and you may share resources with the group here.
Continue to participate in a discussion of at home ideas and share resources following the webinar!
Online Instruction Resources and Tips
Many K-12 schools, universities, and professional development providers of transition-focused personnel are moving to online instruction now and in the next few weeks. Below are a few resources to guide this process.
Examples of Guidance Documents and Resources from Other States
NTACT will share resources here that have been shared with us from states and other entities that may provide our stakeholders with examples to use in their work. We will post guidance documents and other resources that may be adapted, as useful.