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COVID-19 and Special Education


These Exceptional Student Services Unit (ESSU) webpages are continuously expanding to support educators who serve, and families of Colorado children with disabilities through the provision of Special Education-specific information and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

State & Federal Guidance 

This section organizes guidance provided from the U.S. Department of Education, State Of Colorado Agencies including the CDE Exceptional Student Services Unit. 

Learning Supports for Students With Disabilities

This section provides resources across a wide multitude of disability topics. 

Resources for Families of Students with Disabilities During COVID-19

This section provides access to resources for families and caregivers of children with disabilities, as they support their children during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Disability & Topic Specific Information

Serious Emotional Disability, Social Emotional Learning, Mental Health & Behavior

Significant Support Needs

Speech & Language

Transition Age

Visual Impairment, Including Blindness

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Virtual Office Hours

During this time of remote instruction, the Access, Learning and Literacy (ALL) Team has been fielding many phone and email questions regarding how best to support the accessibility, behavior, learning, social-emotional, and transition needs of learners with disabilities.  In response to requests from the field, the following office hours will continue throughout the summer, with all others resuming in the fall.

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)

Brooke Carson will be offering ASD office hours on the following Fridays from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM.

August 7th and 14th

Brain Injury 

Save the Date
Heather Hotchkiss will be offering monthly office hours on the following Wednesdays from 9:00 - 10:30 AM. *

August 26th
September 30th
October 28th

*A link to the office hours will be posted prior to the first office hour session. 

School Based Mental Health and Special Education 

Krista Klabo will be offering weekly office hours beginning August 11th on Tuesdays from 3:00 - 4:30 PM


Bill Brown will be offering weekly office hours beginning August 11th on Tuesdays from 8:00 - 9:30 AM.

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