ERIC Number: ED253036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Guide for Impartial Hearing Officers. Preparing and Conducting Impartial Hearings on the Educational Evaluation, Classification and Placement of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
The manual provides guidelines for persons in New York State serving as hearing officers to resolve disagreements regarding the identification, evaluation, and provision of special education services and programs for pupils with suspected educational handicaps. Part I presents an overview of federal and state laws and regulations governing the education of all handicapped children, and a description of the administrative procedures governing identification, evaluation, and programing for pupils with suspected handicaps. Due process is also examined, as is the role of the hearing officer in terms of potential issues (such as questions over the appropriateness of an individual evaluation or program placement). Part II is designed as a guide to help the hearing officer prepare, conduct, and conclude the decision. Part III examines the use of evidence during the hearing, while part IV details qualifications and skills of hearing officers. The appendices include a glossary of terms, an information checklist, and a brief annotated bibliography. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
Identifiers: Hearing Officers; New York