Special Education Resources

Virginia Department of Education

Age of Eligibility

Understanding the Applied Studies Diploma

Critical Decision Points for Children with Disabilities Training Videos

Five Critical Decision Points for Children with Disabilities training videos can also be accessed on VDOE’s YouTube channel.

Critical Decision Points Session 1

Critical Decision Points Session 2

Critical Decision Points Session 3

Critical Decision Points Session 4

Diploma Options


 The New VAAP: Introduction for Parents

VDOE Disability-Specific Resources

VDOE Special Education-Sensory Disabilities

VDOE Deaf – Blind

VDOE Hearing Impairment

VDOE Visual Impairment / Blind


I'm determined logo“The I’m Determined project, a state directed project funded by the Virginia Department of Education, focuses on providing direct instruction, models, and opportunities to practice skills associated with self-determined behavior. This project facilitates youth, especially those with disabilities to undertake a measure of control in their lives, helping to set and steer the course rather than remaining the silent passenger.”