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Department of Education
GDForum ID: 470
Description of Proposed Guidance Document Changes
The 2020 General Assembly of Virginia enrolled House Bill 1722 adding a section numbered 22.1-273.3 to the Code of Virginia requiring, “the Department of Education to develop guidance and resources relating to the provision of applied behavior analysis services (ABA services) in public schools for students who are in need of such services.” On November 16, 2020 the Department of Education published Guidelines for the Provision of Behavior Analysis in Public Schools, which provides information and guidance on the following topics: (1) Applied Behavior Analysis; (2) Determining the need and appropriateness of providing ABA services for students during the school day; (3) Considerations for school boards regarding management and monitoring of personnel who provide ABA services in public schools; (4) Financial responsibilities related to hiring and retaining personnel who are not employed by the school board who provide ABA services in public schools; (5) Developing agreements between school divisions, providers, and families; (6) Utilizing Licensed Behavior Analysts employed by the school board to provide ABA services; (7) Considerations for private providers who wish to provide services in public schools; and (8) Working collaboratively.
Guidance Document(s) for this Comment Forum
Document ID Document Title Document in Effect Proposed Document
6970 Guidelines for the Provision of Behavior Analysis in Public Schools n/a pdf Proposed Document Updated on 6/25/2021
Contact Information
Dr. Samantha Hollins
Asst Supt for Special Education & Student Serv.
101 N. 14th Street
The Virginia Register

Publication Date: 1/18/2021    Volume: 37  Issue: 11
The public comment period began upon publication and extended for 30 days. It ended on 2/17/2021.
View Comments      There are 1 comments. The last comment was entered on 2/12/2021

Effective Date:  2/18/2021 
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