ERIC Number: ED327042
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
A Parent's Guide to Special Education: Your Child's Right to an Education in New York State.
New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions.
This manual for parents of children and youth with handicapping conditions presents an overview of the special education process in New York State. Part 1, after a brief history of legislation since 1960 which established public education rights for students with handicaps, briefly describes regular education and its interaction with special education. There follows an overview of the special education process in New York State and a detailed chapter discussing each of the seven steps involved in the process: (1) referral; (2) evaluation; (3) recommendation and initiation of the Individualized Education Program (IEP); (4) implementation; (5) the IEP planning conference; (6) the annual IEP review; and (7) triennial evaluation. Due process rights at each stage are explained, and a separate chapter summarizes these rights. A discussion of factors to be considered in planning for the child's future includes occupational education, rehabilitation services, employment and independence, postsecondary education, aging-out, sources of assistance, and financial planning. A resource list of 11 New York State departments or agencies is provided. Part 2 provides ideas and suggestions for parent participation in the educational process in the form of checklists, sample forms, record keeping ideas, and suggestions for parent-school cooperation. Also included is a timeline and sources of assistance for planning beyond high school and a list of frequently used acronyms. (BRM)
Descriptors: Childrens Rights, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Handicap Identification, Individualized Education Programs, Long Range Planning, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Referral, Regular and Special Education Relationship, School Responsibility, School Role, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Rights
Office for Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions, Division of Program Development, Room 1069, Education Building Annex, New York State Education Dept., Albany, NY 12234.
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: New York