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Multilingual Learners Identified or Suspected of Having Educational Disabilities
This webpage is designed to provide guidelines and resources for professionals and families supporting English Language Learners (a federal designation) who are also identified with or suspected of having educational disabilities also known as Dually Identified students. English Language Learners (ELLs) are identified as a subgroup of the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CLD) population.
The appropriate referral, identification, and placement of learners who are Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse is necessary to ensure students' civil rights as well as a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) aligned with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Resources, opportunities for training and workshops as well as links to other sources of information on this topic are available below.
- Office of Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education
- MTSS - Office of Learning Supports
- Office of Literacy (READ Act)
- Indian, Native Hawaiian and Alaska Native Education - Title VII Programs
Family and Community Resources
- PEAK Parent Center
- OSEP IDEA Spanish Glossary 2nd Edition
- Deaf Students and English Language Learners
- Colorin Colorado
- Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs
- National Council on Disability 2018
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Resources
Office of English Language Acquisition (OELA) Resources
- Benefits of Multilingualism OELA
- OELA Tool Kit
- Tools and Resources of Addressing the Needs of English Language Learners with Disabilities
Department of Education (DOE) Resources
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA) Resources
- WIDA Can Do Philosophy
- WIDA Understanding Multilingual Learners
- WIDA Can Do Descriptors
- WIDA ELD Standards
- WIDA Speaking-Writing Rubrics
Resources from American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Resources from Colorin Colorado
- Special Education and English Language Learners
- Colorin Colorado ELLs with Disabilities: How ESL/Bilingual Specialist can Collaborate for Student Success
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For more information, please contact:
Multilingual Learners with Educational Disabilities Specialist
Phone (720) 202-2523
Email Hunter Smith (email@example.com)
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