Special Education, Virginia Department of Education: Click here for resources and information about special education services within the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Virginia Alternate Assessment Program: The Virginia Alternate Assessment Program (VAAP) is designed to evaluate the performance of students with significant cognitive disabilities in grades 3-8 and high school. Click here for information about VAAP from the Virginia Department of Education.
Special Education Ombudsman: The Virginia Department of Education has a Parent Ombudsman for Special Education, who serves as a resource to parents in non-legal special education matters. An Ombudsman is a person who serves as a designated neutral party who advocates for a fair process and provides confidential, informal assistance and support to parents, guardians, advocates, educators, and students with disabilities. Click here to contact the Parent Ombudsman.
Understanding the Differences between Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 Plans Click here.
Understanding the Applied Studies Diploma Information Click Here