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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
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 email@example.com.
For more information about COVID-19, please visit:
CDC Considerations for Schools
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.
Supporting Staff During Pandemic
Update from The Arc of Kentucky Public Policy Committee
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 (sos.ky.gov) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Letter to Congress
Governor Beshear Responds to The Arc of Kentucky