Exceptional Children and Early Learning

COVID-19 Resources for Special Education and Early Learning

Published: 6/21/2023 9:58 AM
​​​​​​​​The Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) continues to coordinate with the United States Department of Education (USED), the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide all necessary updates related to the COVID-19. 

The following new resources for educators, local leaders and families on K-12 support programs provide additional information on flexibilities, student privacy and educating students with disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic outbreak. Kentucky is also in the process of sharing state specific guidance by organizing and creating additional support resources for educators. This information is located below for your reference and it will continue to be updated.

As part of the state’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States, the Kentucky Department of Education’s (KDE) Office of Special Education and Early Learning (OSEEL) is updating its guidance regarding dispute resolution processes available under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

National Level Resources 

Emailing Personally Identifiable Information (PII):  
FERPA/HIPPA Guidance (December 2019) 
Kentucky Resources
Letter Regarding IEP Services to Families of Children with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 17, 2020)
OSEEL Resources


Misty Green
Office of Special Education and Early Learning
300 Sower Blvd., 4th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 892-6577 Ext. 4105
Fax (502) 564-6470

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