On January 7, 2015, the Departments of Education and Justice issued a Dear Colleague Letter which outlined legal obligations to English Learners under civil rights laws. Read the Dear Colleague Letter here.
The English Learner Tool Kit helps state and local education agencies help English Learners (ELs) by fulfilling these obligations. Chapter 6 of the Tool Kit addresses English Language Learners with Disabilities. See the full English Learner Tool Kit here.
For further questions, please contact the Special Education ConsultLine at 1-800-879-2301. ConsultLine specialists provide service to non-English speaking callers through the assistance of a confidential, third party interpreter.