ERIC Number: ED216482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Working with Schools: For Parents of Children in Need of Exceptional Education.
The handbook is designed to help parents and advocates understand their roles in the education of handicapped children. Topics covered in separate chapters are (sample subtopics in parentheses): family supports (other parents as support, advocacy, resources, parent group organizations, typical parents' feelings); screening (cautions, notification requirements, common tests used); evaluation (labels, individualized education programs, independent evaluations, diagnostic and testing terms); individualized educational plan (IEP) on placement (legal roles, IEP conferences); placement (factors in decision making, least restrictive environment); IEP for instruction (role of a good instructional plan); and fair hearings and due process (mediation, lawyers). Each chapter details the process, the parents' role, and tools for that particular topic. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy, Madison.