ERIC Number: ED414703
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education Services: A Manual of Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
This document is intended to guide special education policy in British Columbia (Canada) and stresses the basic elements of Individual Education Plans, school-based teams, district-wide planning, and resource sharing. After an introduction on how to use the guide (including a glossary of terms), the manual is divided into eight sections that address: (1) the overall policy framework for delivery of special education programs and services; (2) roles and responsibilities of the provincial ministry, school boards, district and school-based personnel, parents, and students; (3) identifying students with special needs and developing an Individual Education Program; (4) the generic supportive services that should be available in school districts (such as counseling, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and home/hospital instruction); (5) special considerations for individual planning, essential elements in program planning, and criteria for receiving supplemental funding; (6) provincial resource programs (such as youth custody centers for delinquent youth, residential treatment programs, and special education technology centers); (7) sources of information (such as access to school facilities, full day kindergarten, learning resources, and transportation); and (8) appendices, which include information on funding standards, classification of tests, procedures for accessing special provincial services, relevant governing legislation, resource materials, and facilities planning. (DB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Integrated Services, Pupil Personnel Services, School Districts, Shared Resources and Services, Special Education, Special Needs Students, State Programs, Teamwork
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Identifiers - Location: Canada