Technical Assistance & Guidance

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Required School Screenings Guidance Document for Special Educators Overview 

These resources were developed to provide professional development and technical assistance to parents, school personnel, and other consumers. All resources are intended to provide guidance for addressing the regulatory requirements and instructional elements needed for a student’s free appropriate public education (FAPE). The VDOE Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Students with Disabilities (PDF) and other Virginia guidance documents should be used in conjunction with these resources. The VDOE Special Education Technical Assistance and Guidance documents are listed by category.



Assistive Technology

Behavior and Discipline

Child Find

Critical Area Self-Assessment Questions

For use by school divisions in assessing efforts for achieving the desired results in the State Performance Plan.

Disability Specific Documents

Educational Interpreters


English Language Learners

Extended School Year Services

Funding and Grants

Health Guidance



Prior Written Notice

Parent Involvement

A Parent's Guide To Special Education (PDF), also available in Spanish (PDF) – This publication, which was developed by VDOE to help parents understand their rights and responsibilities, their children’s rights, and the responsibilities of schools, is currently under revision to reflect changes in state regulations.

Section 504 Resources

Secondary Transition Services

Seclusion and Restraint

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