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COVID-19 and Special Education

View information for educators and parents to support students with disabilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 resources for special education

Autism & COVID-19 Resources

Our CDE Autism Team is committed to supporting schools and families while in-person learning has been suspended. We recognize the selection of materials, resource location and delivery of instruction can be overwhelming so our team has collected resources and tools specific to ASD that may be useful during this time as you plan for students.

Consistent with our mission, we are providing evidence-based practices and supports from national, state and local groups. These shared resources do not serve as CDE guidance for delivering services remotely.

ASD Documents from CDE

Quality indicators are used to design and evaluate a program(s) for students with ASD that is comprehensive and grounded in evidence-based practices.

The Determination of Eligibility form is to be used for eligibility meetings including initial and triennial reviews.

Technical assistance are documents relating to topics within special education:

ASD Guidelines

Guidelines for the Educational Evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (August 2020)

The ASD Guidelines (Guidelines for the Educational Evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorder) contain information that may be used to guide the process of identifying students with ASD and developing appropriate programming, supports and services.

Spanish version of the ASD Guidelines is also available. Guía para la valoración educativa sobre el trastorno del espectro autista (PDF)

Educational Identification Resources

Nation Autism Indicators Report: High School Students on the Autism Spectrum

This report by Drexel University's A.J. Drexel Autism Institute highlights the challenges facing minority youth and those from low-income households. Autism occurs in children from all backgrounds. But the impacts of autism are not felt equally across all groups. Youth from poorer households have fewer choices for services, fewer opportunities for work experiences, and generally worse outcomes across a wide range of indicators. Minority youth often face obstacles accessing needed care and experience worse outcomes in many realms.

Learn more about Autism Spectrum Disorder

Parent/Family Image (Extra Small)  Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI)
OCALI serves families, educators, and professionals working with students with autism and low-incidence disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairments, other health impairments, and traumatic brain injuries.

Orange Arrow Pointing Right  The Autism Center at OCALI serves as a clearinghouse for information on research, resources, and trends to address the autism challenge. Information can be found through this link.

Orange Arrow Pointing Right  Strategies in Action - Many Faces of Autism is a free introduction to ASD


Autism Speaks 
888-288-4762 (English)
888-772-9050 (Español)

Ohio Center for Autism and Low Incidence (OCALI) 

PEAK Parent Center 

Specialist Contacts

Brooke Carson, Ph.D.
Phone: 303-866-6691
Email Brooke Carson

Rhonda Danner, M.A.Ed - Email Rhonda Danner

Kelsey Young, M.A. - Email Kelsey Young



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