Policies and Legal Information

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Autism Education Attorney Gary Mayerson shares information about how to work with your school district to ensure your child’s IEP is being implemented appropriately and remote learning opportunities are being provided.

The Department of Education has published a Q&A focused on providing services to children with disabilities during the coronavirus outbreak, which can be downloaded here.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services are taking actions to allow more flexibility for healthcare providers, including expanded telemedicine access, to provide services for those covered individuals.

The Kaiser Family Foundation issued a brief on how Medicaid can enhance state capacity to respond to COVID-19, including how they can broaden accessibility and coverage.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission published a list outlining what you should know about the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Education’s IDEA published a Q&A outlining states’ responsibilities to infants, toddlers, and children with disabilities and their families.