The impacts of COVID-19 and uncertainty we all face is stressful. We at the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) know families have a lot of questions as we start this new school year. OSSE cares about and is committed to every student in DC, especially students with disabilities. We want to help parents and families of students with disabilities get answers to their questions. The resources below are for families whose child:
- Attends a school that is part of District of Columbia Public Schools
- Attends a public charter school
- Is placed in a nonpublic special education school
To see a list of terms and definitions that may be helpful as you learn more to support your child, visit this resource from DC’s Office of the Student Advocate.
Who is OSSE? We are the state education agency for DC. This means we monitor and support DC public schools in following federal and local law. While OSSE has a lot of resources and guidance for schools, your school will have the most information about their plans for this school year. You can always contact your school directly with questions. School directory and contact information can be found here:
Special Education Resource Hub: Message from Hanseul Kang, State Superintendent of Education
Watch this short video to learn more about this resource hub and what you need to know this year. Closed captioning is available in multiple languages.
Click the box below that best matches your situation: