Special Education includes designed instructional and related services delivered at no cost to the parent that adapts the curriculum, materials or instruction for students identified as having educational or physical disabilities under federal law and tailored to the individual student's needs and learning style and provided in a general education or special education classroom, home, hospital, separate school or other setting.
- Information for Parents
- Parent Ombudsman for Special Education
- Early Childhood Special Education
- Evaluation & Eligibility
- Resources for Specific Disabilities
- Individualized Education Program (IEP) & Instruction
- Grants & Funding
- Secondary Transition
- Technical Assistance & Professional Development
- Resolving Disputes
- Regulations, Laws & Policies
- Reports, Plans & Statistics
- Private Day & Residential Schools
- Program Improvement
VDOE and the commonwealth’s public schools work in partnership to support and improve teaching and learning through a variety of programs and activities promoting the safety and well being of students.
- Attendance & School Engagement
- State Operated Programs
- Specialized Student Support Services
- Student Success for Distinct Populations
- Integrated Student Supports
- Prevention Strategies and Programs
The Virginia Department of Education administers federal programs that support instruction and services to specific groups of students. These include programs authorized by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the most recent reauthorization of which is also known as the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.
- Federal Pandemic Relief Programs
- Safe and Drug Free Schools Act
- Civil Rights Laws
- Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act (Perkins V)
School Operations & Support Services
The Virginia Department of Education is the administrative agency for the commonwealth’s public schools. VDOE works in partnership with Virginia’s 132 school divisions to support and improve teaching and learning, set high expectations for all students, and promote student safety, wellbeing, and health.