ERIC Number: ED349755
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Parent's Guide to Special Education for Children Ages 5-21: Your Child's Right to an Education in New York State.
New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office for Special Education Services.
This guide is designed to provide parents with the knowledge they need to ensure appropriate educational programs for students (ages 5-21) with disabilities. It describes the special education process, programs, services, and the rights of children with disabilities in New York State to a free appropriate public education in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1990. The guide has been revised to reflect changes in Education Law and Regulations of the Commissioner of Education made through March 1, 1992. Part I provides information related to the special education process, including a historical view of student rights, regular and special educational services, steps in the process from referral to triennial evaluation, due process procedures, and preparation for future education and employment opportunities. Part II is a practical handbook which includes suggestions for record keeping, participation in a parent/school partnership, and resource materials. At the end of each section, a summary of due process procedures relevant to that section is provided. A list of frequently used acronyms is provided, and lists of other resources are also presented, including New York State Early Childhood Direction Centers, special education training and resource centers, Office for Special Education Services (OSES) Regional Offices, and a checklist of publications available from the OSES. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Handicap Identification, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Recordkeeping, Referral, School Responsibility, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Rights
New York State Education Department, Office for Special Education Services, Division of Program Development and Support Services, Attn: Parent's Guide, Education Building Annex, Room 1074, Albany, NY 12234.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Office for Special Education Services.
Identifiers - Location: New York
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act