ERIC Number: ED335830
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Progress Report on the Delaware Least Restrictive Environment Initiative.
Lauer, Vaughn K.; Bright, Ethel
This report evaluates Delaware's progress in providing a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment (LRE) for children with disabilities as required by Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. Existing programs and services provide an array of placement alternatives for the delivery of special education and related services. The Delaware Least Restrictive Initiative is intended to further facilitate the development and implementation of age-appropriate integrated program options and has resulted in activities addressing the needs of school districts, countywide programs, and statewide programs. Assumptions of the LRE initiative require that removal of a student from regular class settings be substantiated and that all programming and placement decisions be based on the child's individual needs. Also reported is development of a collaborative planning model representing state and local education agencies, the legislature, and parents. Individual sections of the report address: vision and purpose; assumptions; planning model; background; mission statement; goals; strategies and activities for each of the five goals; coordination and evaluation; future plans and activities; and definitions. Includes 22 references. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Delaware State Dept. of Public Instruction, Dover. Exceptional Children/Special Programs Div.
Identifiers: Delaware; Education for All Handicapped Children Act