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Special Education Technical Assistance Requests and Professional Development

Technical Assistance (TA) and Professional Development (PD) are an important part of the Vermont General Supervision System. As part of this system, the Vermont AOE provides information, professional development and professional development resources, and technical assistance to guide Local Education Agencies (LEAs), schools, and parents in the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the provision of special education services.

Technical Assistance

Special Education Technical Assistance is available 24 hours/day through the general email and voicemail system. These methods of communication are monitored regularly during business hours and a response is generally provided within 1 business day: or (802) 828-1256.

Professional Development

To request professional development from the Agency of Education, please complete our Special Education Professional Development Request Form. Requests will be forwarded to the program manager for review. Our goal is to provide targeted support statewide and submitting a request form will help the team prioritize topics, mediums and locations for professional learning.  Please note that the team may not be able to fulfill all requests.

The Special Education professional Development Request Form is not a secure webform. Please do not submit identifiable data. If you need to discuss specific student needs, please access our Technical Assistance channels.

Special Education Resource Library

The Special Education Resource Library is intended to provide guidance and professional development resources on behalf of students with disabilities. For State Performance Plan Resources, see State Performance Plan Resources by Indicator.

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Adverse Effect

Assessment and Special Education

Assistive Technology



Blind/Visually Impaired

Common Core Essential Elements (CCEE)

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)

Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Disabling Conditions


Dispute Resolution


Early Childhood Settings

Early Childhood Transition Part C and Part B

Endrew F.

Evidence-Based Practices

Family Engagement

Functional Skills

Goal Writing


Hearing Requests

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Individualized Education Programs (IEP)

Instructional Materials

Instructional Strategies

Mediation Agreements

Mediation/Due Process/Resolution Implementation

National Information and Technical Assistance Centers

Nonpublic Agency


2020 Paraeducator Professional Development - Session 6
  • Empowering Paraprofessionals Understanding and Utilizing VTmtss in Your Context
    This recorded workshop introduces paraeducators to The VTmtss Framework and how the recently revised Field Guide can help inform equity in school systems. The session allows the opportunity for personal reflection and to brainstorm ways the Framework can apply to your unique context.

Parent Input

Parent Participation

Preschool Skills


Professional Development

Secondary Transition in the IEP

Secondary Transition Post School Outcomes

    Secondary Transition

    Significant Disproportionality

    Resources for LEAs:

    Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

    Special Education Definition

    Special Education Timelines

    Specially Designed Instruction

    Specific Learning Disability


    Technical Assistance Papers

    Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

    Vermont Alternate Assessment Selection Process and the Learner Characteristic Inventory


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