Technical Assistance & Professional Development
Academy for Aspiring Special Education Leaders – a yearlong program that includes a three-day workshop in August followed by monthly, two-day seminars, observations, assignments and field experiences. For more information, go to Special Education Leadership Academies.
These resources were developed to provide professional development and technical assistance to parents, school personnel and other consumers. All resources are intended to provide guidance for addressing the regulatory requirements and instructional elements needed for a student’s free appropriate public education (FAPE). VDOE Regulations Governing Special Education Programs for Students with Disabilities (PDF) and other Virginia guidance documents should be used in conjunction with these resources.
VDOE Special Education and Student Services Technical Assistance and Guidance documents listed by category.
Information about the VDOE Training and Technical Assistance Centers (TTAC) and regional technical assistance.
VDOE’s Office of Special Education and Student Services e-learning modules provide an opportunity for individuals to increase knowledge and skills in a variety of areas.
Leadership Academies prepare new directors of special education and potential leaders for future administrative positions in special education. Academies are year-long programs that will include a variety of experiences. Participants will have opportunities to gain knowledge, skills and experiences that will help them excel in positions of special education leadership. For more information or to apply, visit the Leadership Academies page.
The Virginia Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Student Services presents training on basic special education compliance. This training includes videos and quizzes to assist school divisions and other agencies with understanding special education laws and regulations.