ERIC Number: ED223038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Referral, Placement and Appeal Procedures: For Special Education and Related Services.
Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Special Education Section.
The document contains procedures to implement the policies of the Arkansas State Plan for Special Education, provisions of Act 102 of 1973, as amended, and P.L. 94-142, (The Education for All Handicapped Children Act). Part 1 outlines procedures for Child Find (screening and identification of handicapped children) and referral (including the referral process, referral conference, and referral outcomes). Part 2 addresses evaluation in terms of assessment safeguards, comprehensive evaluation components, specialized evaluation, evaluation procedures for suspected specific learning disabilities, the evaluation conference, implementation of the evaluation/programing conference decision, and the independent evaluation. Programing is the focus of part 3 with sections on the individual education plan (IEP), annual review of child progress, and handicapped students placed in/or referred to private schools. Individual protections and procedural safeguards for the areas of prior notice, independent evaluations, confidentiality, consent, enforcement, nondiscriminatory testing, the least restrictive environment, surrogate parents, and hearings are discussed in part 4. A table of activities and timelines for due process hearings is included. Part 5, which makes up more than half of the document, contains sample forms for location, identification, and evaluation. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Dept. of Education, Little Rock. Special Education Section.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act