Save the Date!

Save the Date!

The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is hosting a webinar on June 4, 2020:

Resources for Teachers and Parents to Enhance the Continuity of Learning During COVID-19 for Children with Disabilities

Register for the event here.

About the Webinar

OSEP is hosting the first in a series of webinars focused on ready-to-use resources, tools, and practices from OSEP-funded grantees to support the educational, developmental, behavioral, and social/emotional needs of infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities through remote and distance learning.

With the extended school closures occurring across the country, many states, districts, and schools are now delivering instruction remotely while parents, families, and students are having to learn in entirely new ways and facing challenges when it comes to learning during these unprecedented times. It is important to provide continuity of learning and growth for all children and youth, particularly those with disabilities.

This webinar offers an opportunity to highlight free resources, targeted at various stakeholders, aimed at exploring potential strategies and innovative approaches to address the critical needs of students with disabilities during the COVID-19 era.

This webinar will take place on:

June 4, 2020
2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT

Improving how we support schools, teachers, families, and students with disabilities is critical in ensuring that all students with disabilities, who have been disproportionality impacted by the shift to remote and distance learning, have access to a high-quality education and services that fit their individualized needs.

Please join us on June 4, 2020!

Additional information will be posted on the OSEP IDEAs that Work COVID-19 Resource Page.


If you have any questions, please contact the Webinar Series planning team at

For more information about COVID-19, please visit:

Medicaid Update

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Good Afternoon,

Kentucky Medicaid is beginning the process of implementing electronic visit verification, or EVV, for most 1915(c) Home and Community Based Services waivers. EVV is used to record information when providers deliver in-home services to waiver participants. Per federal requirements, providers of in-home waiver services must begin using EVV by January 1, 2021.

Below you will find two letters, one for waiver providers and one for waiver participants, that contain more information about EVV. Please take a moment to review the applicable letter for more information and next steps. 

Introduction to EVV for Waiver Providers

Introduction to EVV for Waiver Participants 

We look forward to working together with our stakeholders on this exciting change. 


Team Kentucky

Update from The Arc of Kentucky Public Policy Committee

A message from The Arc of Kentucky Public Policy Committee:
Just a reminder — the deadline to register to vote in the June 23, 2020 Primary is May 26. This process may have to be done online due to the pandemic and businesses being closed.  You will need to contact your local County Clerk Office.  

As we had mentioned earlier, while you are #HealthyAtHome and before the upcoming election, would be a good time for you to exercise your advocacy skills and contact candidates in your area to share your views on disability related and other issues, particularly your state representatives and senator candidates.  You can contact the Secretary of State Office ( or call 502/564-3490 to find a list of candidates in your area if needed.  Some candidates have withdrawn but then re-filed so contact the Secretary of State Office and watch for yard signs locally.   After doing so, we would like to ask that you let us know which candidates you have been in contact with a brief comment on their response. This information would be helpful for the election and the 2021 legislative session.  Send your information to

Remember when making your contact, your elected officials represent you, but they can’t do this effectively if they don’t know what you want. This is an opportunity for you to become a trusted resource for legislators and other elected officials on issues that affect your life. In addition to your personal story and interests, you could also talk about some important current statewide concerns which include the following:
Heavy check markFunding — Waiver and State Supported and Community Programs
Heavy check markAccess to Services
Heavy check markCommunity Inclusion
Heavy check markRights, Advocacy, Independence
Heavy check markAssistive Technology (particularly necessary during this current unprecedented time)
Heavy check markRights, Advocacy, and Independence
Heavy check markTransportation
Thank you for your advocacy in contacting your local candidates and stay safe during this Mother’s Day Weekend!