ERIC Number: ED348804
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
Surrogate Parents in California Special Education: A Resource Notebook.
California State Univ., Sacramento.
This resource notebook presents samples of training materials and local policies and procedures and is intended to accompany an overview document which provides information on California legislation concerning surrogate parents in special education. Part 1 provides a summary of special education laws, services, and parent and student rights. Part 2 covers responsibilities and rights of surrogate parents, the appointment process, and tips for effective involvement in their assigned student's assessment and individualized education program. Administrative considerations are the focus of Part 3 which covers: the legal mandates, issues to address locally, sample appointment procedures, sample policies and local plans, sample forms, interagency communications, relevant codes and regulations, and the Attorney General's 1991 opinion regarding surrogate parents and mental health services. Sample administrators' training materials including suggested agenda and overhead transparency masters comprise Part 4. Part 5 consists of surrogate parents' training materials such as suggested agenda, a sample flyer, activities, evaluation form, and overhead masters. Part 6 lists resources for surrogate parents including state and national agencies, organizations, and periodicals. A glossary of acronyms and terminology in special education and a bibliography of 10 items complete the manual. (DB)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Child Advocacy, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Inservice Education, Instructional Materials, Legal Responsibility, Parent Education, Parent Role, School Districts, Special Education, Student Educational Objectives
Resources in Special Education, 650 Howe Ave., Suite 300, Sacramento, CA 95825.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education. Sacramento. Office of Special Education.
Authoring Institution: California State Univ., Sacramento.
Identifiers: California; Surrogate Parents
Note: For the Overview, see EC 301 424. A product of the Resources in Special Education project.