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The Oklahoma State Department of Education, Special Education Services (OSDE-SES) is committed to providing guidance and support in order to promote excellence in education from infancy to adulthood for children with disabilities as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA).

This mission is accomplished by disseminating information to families, schools, communities, and agencies through meaningful resources, fostering collaborative partnerships and providing timely and accurate technical assistance.

Joint Statement on Serving Students with Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak – from the OSDE, the Oklahoma Parents Center, the Oklahoma Directors of Special Services, and the IDEA Part B State Advisory Panel

Distance Learning for Special Education Students

Distance Learning Guidance

Online Module – Distance Learning for Special Education (OK Edge)

Online Learning Resources

OAAP Learning Resources

Assistive Technology (ABLE Tech)

Virtual IEP Meeting Checklist

Digital Signature in IEP Meetings – How To Video

Related Services Guidance

Behavior Central – Providing Behavior Supports during Distance Learning

Student Services Tracking Document (OPTIONAL) Word or Fillable PDF

Parent Consent for Release of Confidential Information & Group Learning/Teletherapy (SAMPLE)

Distance Learning Community Sharing Form (Upload here)

Distance Learning Community Spreadsheet (Access to Materials)

Oklahoma Distance Learning Special Education Evaluation and Eligibility Guidance

Distance Learning Behavior Guide

FAQs Regarding Students with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Outbreak


Coronavirus/COVID-19 FAQs for Families and Parents of Students with Disabilities

Parent Engagement – Distance Learning for Students with Disabilities

Info Graphics on Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities

Oklahoma Parents Center’s Parent Tips for Virtual IEP Meetings 

IDEA Requirements – March 27, 2020 FAQ

School Based Health Service – FAQ Expanded Use of Telehealth for School-Based Health Services During COVID-19

Finance – March 28, 2020 FAQ

Data and Reporting

Dispute Resolution Guidance – April 2, 2020

External Resources

Council of Administrators of Special Education – Considerations for Special Education Administrators / March 27, 2020 Webinar PowerPoint

Oklahoma School Psychological Association 

National Association of School Psychologists – Virtual Service Delivery in Response to COVID-19 Disruptions

Information from the USDE about COVID-19

COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) Information and Resources for Schools and School Personnel 

March 12, 2020 – Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2020 Outbreak

March 12, 2020 – FERPA & Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

March 16, 2020 – Fact Sheet: Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Schools While Protecting the Civil Rights of Students

March 16, 2020 – OCR Short Webinar on Online Education and Website Accessibility  Webinar (Length: 00:07:08)

March 21, 2020 – Supplemental Fact Sheet Addressing the Risk of COVID-19 in Preschool, Elementary and Secondary Schools While Serving Children with Disabilities

Public Notice Submissions of The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Parts B and C as amended in 2004, Grant Application

To download the Public Notice, please click here. Draft IDEA Parts B and C Grant Applications: IDEA Part B / Part B Budget / IDEA Part C

Upcoming Trainings

OSDE sponsored events, trainings and conferences beneficial to special education teachers and staff. Please Note: All upcoming trainings and events are subject to being rescheduled, cancelled, or move to an online format. Information about any changes will be posted to the listserv. 

Project 613 2019-2020

Differentiated Monitoring GSS 2019

Oklahoma’s General Supervision System (GSS) monitors the implementation of IDEA by local education agencies (LEAs). This document outlines the monitoring and enforcement components of the Oklahoma GSS. All of the components have been developed according to the standard set by the federal Office of Special Education Programs. For any questions related to monitoring activities during the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Cheryl Revolinski at [email protected] or Felica Denton at [email protected]

Differentiated Monitoring GSS 2019

Oklahoma Dyslexia Handbook

The purpose of this Oklahoma Dyslexia Handbook is to provide guidance to educators, students, families, and community members about dyslexia, and the best practices for identification, intervention, and support for children with dyslexia. This handbook was developed by members of the Dyslexia and Education Task Force who were appointed by the Oklahoma Legislature, at the request of H.B.2008 (2017) authored by Speaker Charles McCall, Oklahoma State House of Representatives; and amended by H.B.3313 (2018) authored by Representative Rhonda Baker, Oklahoma State House of Representatives.

Oklahoma Dyslexia Handbook


Policies, Handbook, & Process Guide



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