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.
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.
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.