ERIC Number: ED314889
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Information Packet. An Information Resource for Oregon Parents of Children with Handicaps.
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Special Education Section.
This document was developed to provide a comprehensive, single source of information about the rights and responsibilities of parents of handicapped children and the resources available to them. The first section focuses on why parents should be involved in their children's education and lists seven major reasons for parental participation. The next section briefly explains major laws affecting the education of children with handicaps, focusing on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and Public Law 94-142. Section III describes the work of the parent-professional team, broken down into the steps involved in planning a child's educational program: referral, evaluation, individualized education program, placement, and review. Section IV discusses the special needs of high-school students in the areas of vocational education, graduation, and transition. Section V covers what happens when disciplinary action is necessary for the child and explains suspension and expulsion. School records are then addressed, describing permanent records, progress records, behavioral records, and parents' responsibilities in keeping a home file and preparing for a move to a new school. The final section discusses procedures for dealing with disagreements between parents and schools, including examples of potential disagreements, informal resolution, independent evaluation, mediation, state complaint, and due process hearings. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Parent Responsibility, Parent Rights, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Records Management, Student Records
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Special Education Section.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)