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OSEP Policy Letter Regarding Multidisciplinary Evaluations under Part C of the IDEA
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) has published a new policy letter (August 18, 2016) regarding multidisciplinary evaluations, eligibility, and screening procedures under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Additional OSEP Memos, Dear Colleague Letters and Policy Letters are also publicly available online.  A subset of OSEP guidance documents related to the early childhood provisions of the IDEA (Part C and Part B, Section 619) can be accessed on the ECTA Center Web site.  Source: U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.  
 
States Look To Help Aging Parents Of Those With Disabilities
With an increasing number of aging parents still caring for their adult children with developmental disabilities, some states are taking steps to ease their burden. https://www.disabilityscoop.com/2016/08/10/states-aging-parents-disabilities/22605/ 
OCECD Vol 1, Issue 4, July-September, 2016 Newsletter on (PBIS) Behavior and Assistive Technology
Please review this quarter's newsletter for The Basics of PBIS, Families and Schools Working Together, Beginning Tips for PBIS, Strategies to Promote Positive Behavior at Home and in the Community, and The IDEA Behind AT: Essentials of Assistive Technology.  Click on this OCECD's Vol. 1, Issue 4, July - September, 2016 Newsletter Click on Read More to print entire articles which are within the newsletter
 
Download One Page Tip Sheets on IEP, ESY, Evaluation, Transition, Communication and More
 Click on "Read More" to be able to Read and Download One Page Informational Sheets on Individual Education Program, Extended School Year, Progress Reports, Evaluation/Evaluation Team Report, Independent Educational Evaluation, School Work, Informed Parental Consent, Postsecondary Transition, Related Services, and Communication. 
OCECD Publications to Download Free
OCECD's informational publications are free.  Click on "Read More" to download them in English or Spanish.  The publication list, fact sheet and training descriptions can also be downloaded.  If you need information on other topics call OCECD's Executive Office at 844-382-5452. 
Welcome to our New Website
We are very excited about rolling out our completely redesigned website. Parents and professionals will find information more easily with the intuitive navigation. This site has new sections to the left titled For Parents, Newsletters, Multicultural, Preschool, Reading Mentoring, Disability Definitions, Public Policy and Policy Letters. We hope these are helpful. If you have any suggestions, please contact Lee Ann Derugen, Webmaster at leeannd@ocecd.org.  If you are a parent needing assistance, please call 740-382-5452 or email  ocecd@ocecd.org.   Click Here to view our Website Privacy Policy Website Privacy Policy   Click Here to view our Website Accessibility Statement 
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