Office of Special Education Program Letters

The U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts. This page is dedicated to OSEP specific documentation, mainly questions and answers and letters on specific topics which may act as an additional resource for parents, families, administrators or community members seeking additional information.

OSEP Letters

Office of Civil Rights Letters 

The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at the USDOE issued the letter and resource guide as significant guidance to state and local education agencies.  The focus of the policy guidance is on the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for students with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).  The letter highlights problems in the areas of identification and evaluation, provision of supplementary aids and services in appropriate settings, failure to provide relevant information and documentation to staff, and decisions being made based on administrative and financial burden rather than the needs of the student.  The resource guide included with the letter provides guidance on Section 504 requirements and considerations for students with ADHD.

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