Webinar to Help Districts Understand New U.S. DOE Guidance on Meeting IDEA Requirements during COVID-Related Challenges

Leading experts will advise school officials on maximizing funds such as ESSER to serve students with special needs 

NEW YORK, October 7, 2021 – Recently the U.S. Department of Education rolled out eagerly-awaited guidance on meeting the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act during the challenging times brought about by the pandemic. To help school officials understand this new guidance, PresenceLearning, the leading provider of therapy tools and live, online special education related services for preK-12 schools nationwide, is hosting experts in school policy and funding to present the webinar “Leveraging ESSER Funding to Improve Student Access” on Wednesday, October 20, 2021, at 2 pm ET.

Leading Experts to Share Insights, Advice

During the webinar, Sasha Pudelski, director of advocacy at The School Superintendents Association (AASA), and David DeSchryver, senior vice president of research at Whiteboard Advisors, will advise school officials on how to navigate challenges and enhance the standard of practice necessary to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students with disabilities. The discussion is designed to reach a broad audience of school officials, with particular insights for superintendents and other members of the school leadership team. 

The experts will address the following questions: 

●How will this new guidance change how school officials fulfill their responsibilities to students with disabilities under federal law? 

●What are the funding opportunities available to states and districts to help them with this work?

●What are some practical things you can do to access these funds? 

To attend the upcoming webinar, register here

About PresenceLearning

PresenceLearning, Inc. is the leading provider of live online special education-related services, and general education behavioral and mental health services, to K-12 schools nationwide. The company connects speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and behavioral and mental health professionals with students through its proprietary online platform, and has delivered more than 2.5 million teletherapy sessions to hundreds of K-12 schools and districts across the U.S. through its network of more than 1,500 licensed clinicians. 

The PresenceLearning teletherapy platform is also available for school teams to use to serve their students. Investors in the company include Bain Capital Double Impact, Catalyst Investors, Catamount Ventures, and New Markets Venture Partners. For more information, visit www.presencelearning.com.  

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