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NEW resources from PEATC

Factsheets for parents on a variety of topics
Nov 09, 2016

PEATC is pleased to announce the following NEW Fact Sheets:

ESSA Funding: Congress has issued non-binding guidance on spending federal dollars Sheets/parent/ESSA%20Funding%202016.pdf

ESSA vs. NCLB: Highly Qualified language is removed, focuses on reducing testing, more parental input Sheets/parent/ESSA%20vs%20NCLB%202016.pdf

FERPA: The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. Sheets/parent/FERPA.pdf

Waivers Redesigned: On 1 September 2016 Virginia launched its new Developmental Disabilities Medicaid Waiver Program. The Family & Individual (FIS) Waiver, the Community Living (CL) Waiver, and Building Independence (BI) Waiver, all now fall under the umbrella of the Developmental Disabilities Waiver Program. Sheets/parent/Waivers%20Redesigned%20factsheet.pdf

Medical Sufficiency Letter: Medical Sufficiency letter is a formal statement written by the Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) or by a civilian Primary Care Physician with an endorsement with the MTF. Sheets/parent/Medical%20Sufficiany%20Letter.pdf

Seconday Dependency: When a service member is financially responsible for supporting their child over the age of 21, they may be eligible to claim them as Seconday Dependents Sheets/parent/Secondary%20Dependency%20%26%20Incapcitated%20Child.pdf

We hope this list will be a valuable resource to our Virginia families and professionals as they work together to improve outcomes for youth with disabilities.

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