ERIC Number: ED192503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Program for Exceptional Children: Regulations and Procedures.
Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.
The document reviews state of Georgia and federal law regarding the provision of special education programs for exceptional children and youth and outline procedures for providing those programs. Section I presents a summary of Georgia Chapter 32-6A, particularly the sections which address establishment of other special programs of education; allotment of teachers and other personnel; sharing of costs; transportation; public libraries; calculated cost of instructional services; and coordination with other agencies. A second section lists procedural safeguards for general provisions (such as communications to parents), due process, least restrictive environment, nondiscriminatory testing and placement, and confidentiality. Section III focuses on general provisions for establishing a program; various delivery models; facilities, equipment, and materials; and transportation. A fourth section states definition, eligibility and placement, enrollment, and facilities for 11 program areas: mental retardation; behavior disorders; specific learning disabilities; visual impairment; hospital/home instruction; speech impairment; physical, multiple, and other health impairment; hearing impairment; audiology; intellectual giftedness; and deaf blind. Three special programs--the Grant Program for the Handicapped Children, the Psychoeducational Centers for the Severely Emotionally Disturbed, and the Georgia Learning Resources System--are described in a fifth section. The document concludes with appended materials which include parental consent forms, notification and authorization forms, and definitions. (SBH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Georgia State Dept. of Education, Atlanta. Office of Instructional Services.