ERIC Number: ED448569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
IDEA Requirements for Preschoolers with Disabilities: IDEA Early Childhood Policy and Practice Guide.
Walsh, Sharon; Smith, Barbara J.; Taylor, Ross C.
This booklet is one of a series designed to assist early childhood general educators, early childhood special educators, related service providers, parents, administrators, and others in understanding what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) now requires for young children with disabilities ages birth through 5 years and their families. This guide addresses the IDEA provisions under Part B as they relate to children ages 3 through 5 years old and their families, and, at a state's discretion, to 2-year-old children with disabilities who will turn 3 during the school year. Presented in a question and answer format, specific sections of the booklet address: (1) general education requirements for preschoolers with disabilities; (2) identification, evaluation, and eligibility; (3) Individualized Education Programs (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plans; (4) IEP team members; (5) IEP content; (6) student placement in the least restrictive environment; (7) procedural safeguards; (8) challenging behavior; and (9) accountability. A pullout chart is included at the end of the guide that summarizes evaluation procedures, IEP procedures, personnel development procedures, and discipline procedures. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Discipline, Educational Legislation, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Legal Responsibility, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Professional Development, Related Services (Special Education), Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Council for Exceptional Children, Associations of Service Providers Implementing IDEA Reforms in Education (ASPIIRE), 1110 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22201-5704; Tel: 877-232-4332 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-264-1637. For full text: http://www.ideapractices.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers: Individuals with Disabilities Educ Act Amend 1997
Note: Supported by the Associations of Service Providers Implementing IDEA Reforms in Education Partnership, The Policymaker Partnership, Families and Advocates Partnership for Education, and IDEA Local Implementation by Local Administrators Partnership. for a document containing only the "Challenging Behavior" section of this guide, see EC 308 186. Produced by the Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood.