ERIC Number: ED223037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Training Manual for Surrogate Parents: Rules and Responsibilities.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Special Education Section.
The manual is designed for training surrogate parents in identification, evaluation, placement, and programing for the handicapped child in Arkansas. General guidelines for the surrogate parent are listed, including meeting the child before requesting to see any school records, presuming that the agency has the child's best interest at heart, and accepting responsibility for assuring that the child receive an appropriate education. Section 1 addresses the surrogate parent's role in relation to protecting the child's rights as mandated by P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, section 504. Subsections address agency and parent responsibilities for the following specific procedures: location and referral, evaluation/assessment, individualized education program (IEP) programing, annual review of the IEP, and reevaluation. Section 2 is designed to provide information on the rights of the surrogate parent as covered by P.L. 94-142. Rights have been paraphrased from the federal regulations with references to the section numbers in the regulations. Rights are addressed concerning notification, consent, evaluation and placement procedures, independent education evaluation, records, confidentiality of information, the least restrictive environment, hearings, hearing officers, hearing rights, appeals, and appointment and representation of surrogate parents. Appended are definitions of terms used in the federal regulations and sample forms for parent notification, annual review notice, and individual education plans. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Special Education Section.
Identifiers: Arkansas; Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Surrogate Parents