ERIC Number: ED415649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Opportunities & Challenges: An Administrator's Guide to the New IDEA.
Manasevit, Leigh M.; Lovitch, Karen S.; Plagata-Neubauer, Christine
This manual is designed to help state and local administrators, school board members, and other education advocates understand the complex requirements of the newly reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Without legal jargon, this manual provides step-by-step instruction on IDEA's administrative and procedural requirements. It discusses some of the problems with the old act and highlights the nature of and reasons for the changes. The manual identifies new questions arising from the reauthorized IDEA and discusses potential outcomes under the new statue. It offers insight into the interpretations likely to follow in regulations or the courts and provides practical guidance for understanding IDEA. The manual focuses primarily on the requirements of Part B, the state grant program which provides financial assistance for educating children with disabilities. Individual chapters discuss the changes to: (1) state and local planning requirements; (2) identification, evaluation, and placement of children with disabilities; (3) the Individualized Education Program process; (4) discipline; (5) procedural safeguards; (6) fiscal and administrative provisions; and (7) early childhood programs. The manual also gives an overview of the program that provides assistance for infants and toddlers with disabilities, known as Part C of the Act. An appendix includes a copy of the Act itself. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Discipline Policy, Due Process, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Government School Relationship, Grievance Procedures, Individualized Education Programs, Program Administration, Program Implementation, Special Education, Statewide Planning, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209; telephone: 703-528-0700.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997