NJCTS has collected resources from across the web from our partners and friends in the fields of education and mental health that can help you and your family navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic, which forced schools in New Jersey to close in March 2020, has made it difficult for many students with disabilities to benefit from special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). In response to the pandemic’s disastrous impact, the New Jersey legislature passed S-3434 which became law on June 16, 2021. This new law added another year of eligibility for services under the IDEA for three classes of students: students who either turned or will turn 21 during the 2020-21, 2021-22, and 2022-23 school years.
- MAKING UP SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES IF THE STUDENT GRADUATED AT THE END OF THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR: FAQs
- What Special Education Parents Need to Know Now that S3434 Has Been Signed
Managing Children’s Back-to-School Anxiety https://www.rutgers.edu/news/managing-childrens-back-school-anxiety
New Jersey Department of Education (DOE) released guidance that allows Extended School Year (ESY) services for children with disabilities to be provided in-person as of July 6. The guidance states that schools can provide ESY services in-person, remotely, or a hybrid of both. Read more: https://www.nj.gov/education/covid19/boardops/extendedschoolyear.shtml
Are you feeling a mix of emotions due to #COVID19? @NIMHDirector Dr. Josh Gordon speaks with @NIHDirector Dr. Francis Collins about the anxiety, fear and grief many of us are grappling with at this time. #mentalhealth #NIH pic.twitter.com/r4H8wgeXkN— NIH (@NIH) April 14, 2020