ERIC Number: ED182898
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Connections: Parent and Student Guide. A Parent/Student Guide to Special Education Services in the Boston Public Schools.
Celuzza, Paul W., Ed.; Clayton, Shelley Bakst, Ed.
Intended for handicapped students and their parents, the booklet presents a guide to special education services in the Boston, Massachusetts, public schools, focusing on Chapter 766, a Massachusetts law that guarantees every child the right to a free and appropriate public education. Section 1 discusses the evaluation process, covering such aspects as the prereferral period, the early childhood screening program, referral, notification of parents, the assessment and planning period, the evaluation team, the evaluation conference, the individualized education plan, quarterly progress reports and annual reviews, parental decision, and the appeals process. Section 2 focuses on parental involvement, covering such aspects as parent and student rights, ways parents can help, advocacy, advocacy groups, parent councils, special needs groups and agencies, and information and referral agencies. Section 3 lists and describes various special programs and services (including prevocational and vocational) for handicapped students in Boston, along with the telephone number of each. (DLS)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Due Process, Equal Education, Handicapped Children, Identification, Individualized Programs, Parent Participation, Prevocational Education, Services, State Legislation, Student Evaluation, Student Rights, Vocational Education
Boston Public Schools, The Department of Special Services, 26 Court St., 7th Floor, Boston, MA 02108 (Free, postage reimbursement may be required)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federation for Children with Special Needs, Boston, MA.; Boston Public Schools, MA.
Identifiers: Comprehensive Employment and Training Act; Massachusetts (Boston)