ERIC Number: ED405671
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
The EEN Triangle of Support: A Guide for Parents. Revised Edition. Bulletin No. 97132.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Pupil Services.
This handbook for parents explains how Wisconsin schools must go about finding, evaluating, developing programs for, and placing children with exceptional educational needs (EEN). The first section covers identification of EEN children, including Child Find, screening, and referral. The next sections look at evaluation of children by a multidisciplinary team, requirements of the Individualized Education Program, the placement process, and the hearing and appeal process. Procedures for filing complaints with the Office for Civil Rights, based on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and with the school district, based on Wisconsin law, are specified. Specific rights of parents and children are then outlined. These include the right to receive written notice, provision of written consent, evaluation processes, the right to independent educational evaluation, design of the Individualized Education Program, placement of the child in the least restrictive environment, access rights to education records, confidentiality, appointment of a surrogate parent, conflict resolution procedures, the right to file a complaint with the Department of Public Instruction, and due process hearings. A listing of organizations for parents of children with EEN in Wisconsin (42 private agencies and 7 state agencies) is provided as is a glossary of 55 relevant terms. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, Individualized Education Programs, Legal Responsibility, Parent Rights, Special Needs Students, State Standards, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Rights
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. Bureau for Pupil Services.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin