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The Special Education Laws, Regulations and Guidance webpage provides information regarding current federal and state laws and regulations related to students with disabilities. Additional guidance information is also included on this page to provide support and/or answer questions regarding current federal and state regulations related to students with disabilities. 

​ISBE Guidance Documents

OSEP Guidance Documents

Federal Laws/Regulations

State Laws/Regulations

 Special Education Guidance and Resources for School Year 2020-21

Special Education Services understands the difficulties facing districts, families, and students at this time and the unique challenges around remote learning for students with disabilities. The guidance and resources below are provided for assistance:

For the most current information on this situation, please monitor ISBE’s COVID-19 resource page​​.​​​​

ISBE has received a no-cost extension of the ​2019 IDEA Part B Flow Through, Section 611, and Preschool Section 619 grant awards until September 30, 2021. However, districts should continue to operate and expend their 2019 carryover funds as expeditiously as possible within their current FY 2020 IDEA grants. Please contact your grant coordinator or ISBESpecEd@isbe.net with questions.​​​​​​​​​​​​

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