ERIC Number: ED224261
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Stepping Stones to Parent Notification: A Handbook for Schools.
Agard, Judith A.; Barry, Sharon L.
Intended for state and local school personnel, the handbook is designed to assist in developing notification procedures that comply with the procedural safeguards requirements of special education law and in meeting the informational needs of parents. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the due process provisions of P.L. 94-142 (the Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Chapter 2 deals with written notification by outlining the major occasions when written notice and consent are legally required with examples of notice and consent procedures for preplacement evaluation and initial placement after introducing issues in interpersonal communication, Chapter 3 focuses on interpersonal communication at the evaluation, Individual Education Program development, and placement stages. A final chapter reviews and summarizes notification principles applicable at each of seven stages in the special education planning process. A case study illustrates one family's journey through the special education planning process. Within each chapter, content is organized to lead from the presentation of general principles to the practical application of the principles. Chapters also contain descriptions of workshop activities, sample checklist, and notice forms. There is also an abstract bibliography of about 20 references originally published between 1975 and 1980. The approximately 60 state and local school systems who participated in the handbook's development are listed. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Abt Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)