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: AOE.SpecialEd@vermont.gov 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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Annual Determinations

Assessment and Special Education

Assistive Technology



Blind/Visually Impaired


Child Count

Child Find

Common Core Essential Elements (CCEE)

Common Core State Standards (CCSS)


Deaf/Hard of Hearing


Disabling Conditions


Dispute Resolution

Disproportionate Representation

Dispute Resolution


Early Childhood Settings

Early Childhood Transition Part C and Part B


Equity and Discrimination


Evidence-Based Practices

Family Engagement


Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)



Hearing Requests

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Individualized Education Programs (IEP)

Instructional Materials

Instructional Strategies

Interagency Agreements (between OSPI and other state agencies)

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

Mediation Agreements

Mediation/Due Process/Resolution Implementation


Medication Administration


Monthly Update

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 Participation



Preschool Skills


Prior Written Notice

Procedural Safeguards

Professional Development

Program Improvement


Response to Intervention (RTT)

Safety Net

Significant Disproportionality

Resources for LEAs:

Secondary Transition in the IEP

Secondary Transition Post School Outcomes

Special Education Advisory Council (SEAC)

Secondary Transition

Special Education Teacher Certification/Endorsement

Specific Learning Disability

Surrogate Parent


Technical Assistance Papers

Technical Assistance and Helpful Links

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Vermont Alternate Assessment Selection Process and the Learner Characteristic Inventory


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