COVID-19 and Special Education

We understand the challenges and stress facing you during these unusual times. We suspect information about Coronavirus is quickly overwhelming your email,  inboxes, and social media. 

As always, our team is focused on reviewing the most up-to-date federal and state guidance concerning your child’s right to educational programs and anticipate that policies and regulations will continue to evolve in the coming weeks. As they do, we will keep you apprised with links to the newest federal and state guidance.

Our team is ready to service all of your needs remotely and are available to answer your questions and discuss your concerns.  We will review and respond to all emails and voicemail within 24 hours and can meet with you and/or your school district using teleconference or video technology.  If we’ve worked together before, we have highly secure, remote access to any documents and records related to your case. 

A list of links to information and resources has been compiled by our team and will be updated regularly. You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates, as well as our best tips and tricks for staying happy, healthy and sane in the coming weeks.

Please take a moment to view this brief video from the US Department of education. If your child's school is using online learning platforms due to the COVID-19 virus, they must ensure accessibility for ALL students. Please share this information with educators and parents.

4/3/2020

This correspondence is to notify schools, local educational agencies, parents of students with disabilities, and the general public of a change to the regulations concerning the provision of special education and related services to students with disabilities during the public-health related extended school closures resulting from COVID-19.

3/23/2020

New Jersey Department of Education: Updates and Frequently Asked Questions Related to COVID-19 School Closures

3/23/2020

Education Law Center is leading a call for Governor Phil Murphy to establish a Coronavirus Education Task Force to respond to the State’s decision to close New Jersey public schools.

3/21/2020

Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities

3/23/2020

The NJ Department of Education is working closely with the New Jersey Department of Health to monitor COVID-19 in our schools. Resources to help our districts, schools, parents, and students stay prepared, healthy and safe can be found here.

3/23/2020

The Office of Administrative Law is following the guidance of the New Jersey Department of Health, the Department of the Treasury, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as we work with the bar and our litigants to navigate our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19).