ERIC Number: ED411638
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Guide to Education for Students with Special Needs, 1997.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.
This guide describes legislation, policy, and funding related to the education of students with special needs in Alberta (Canada) and outlines the province's program delivery requirements and expectations. After an introduction, the first section provides policy guidelines with excerpts from legislation concerning provincial policies and special education funding. The second section covers program delivery requirements and expectations and address school board policy and procedures, screening for early identification of special needs, referral of students with special needs, assessment, student placement, individualized program planning and implementation, program outcomes, transition planning, coordinated services for children, health-related support services, and dispute resolution and appeals. A glossary defines 13 key terms. Four appendices provide: (1) definitions of conditions included in early childhood services and special education; (2) a summary of special education funding in Alberta; (3) an overview of the special education process; and (4) a list of Alberta education references. (Contains 11 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Ability Identification, Conflict Resolution, Definitions, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Finance, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Gifted, Health Services, Individualized Education Programs, Referral, Special Education, Special Needs Students, State Legislation, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Alberta Education, Special Education Branch, 10th Floor, East Devonian Bldg., 11160 Jasper Ave., Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L2, Canada.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Special Educational Services Branch.
Identifiers - Location: Canada