The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21. OSEP, directly and through its partners and grantees, develops a wide range of research-based products, publications, and resources to assist states, local district personnel, and families to improve results for students with disabilities. LEARN MORE
The archive of the webinar series along with resources from the presenters is now available on the Smart Beginnings webpage. OSEP hosted the three-day virtual mini-conference on August 15 – 17, 2023 which provided participants the opportunity to learn about resources for supporting children with disabilities heading into the new learning year.
OSERS/OSEP released guidance that describes practices in early childhood and school programs that can be used to prevent and respond to interfering behavior. Schools and early childhood programs can use the guidance to support children with disabilities and address disparities in the use of exclusionary discipline.
The Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) hosted its Leadership and Project Directors’ Conference on July 24, 2023 – July 26, 2023. The conference combined OSEP’s bi-annual Leadership and Project Directors’ conferences.
The archive of the May 10, 2023 event is now available on the Expect, Engage and Empower web page along with additional transition-related resources!
The Leadership Conference enhances leadership roles through opportunities to hear from experts in the field and to learn about evidence-based practices that will support participants’ ability to improve results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities and their families.Learn more
The Project Directors’ Conference supports OSEP’s goal of improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities, and their families.Learn more