Q&A: Providing Services to Children with ADHD & Disabilities During the COVID-19 Outbreak
The CHADD Public Policy Committee is sharing the document Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak. This document addresses questions on IDEA and Section 504 educational plans, along with meeting the needs of children with disabilities who may also be affected by COVID-19.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is responding to an outbreak of the respiratory disease caused coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The CDC has issued interim guidance to help administrators of public and private childcare programs and K–12 schools plan for and prevent the spread of COVID-19 among students and staff.
This questions and answers document outlines states’ responsibilities to infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities and their families, and to the staff serving these children. During an outbreak of COVID-19, local educational agencies and early intervention service programs will need to collaborate with their state educational agency, Bureau of Indian Education, or local public health department, as
appropriate, to address questions about how, what, and when services should be provided to children with disabilities.