ERIC Number: ED428485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep-29
Reference Count: N/A
Services for Students with a Visual Impairment: Staff Brief 98-4.
Whitesel, Russ; Kiel, Joyce L.
This staff brief is designed to help policymakers make recommendations for the improvement in educational and related services provided to visually impaired children and adults in the state by public school districts, the Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped (WSVH), and other educational agencies. Part 1 provides a brief overview of federal and state law relating to the education and related services provided to students with a visual impairment. Information is provided on Individualized Education Programs and student placement in least restrictive environment. Also provided is information on state statues relating specifically to the WSVH. Part 2 provides a brief overview of local programs for students with visual impairments. Part 3 includes information on the history, enrollment, and the costs of operation of the WSVH. The last part provides background information about schools for visually impaired students in other states. Appendices include information on the required components of an Individualized Education Program, enrollment of visually impaired students in public schools, the enrollment of the WSVH, the WSVH adult summer school program, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction proposal to close the WSVH. (CR)
Descriptors: Adults, Educational Change, Educational Legislation, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Rate, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, School Restructuring, Special Schools, State Regulation, Student Placement, Visual Impairments
Wisconsin Legislative Council Staff, One East Main Street, Suite 401, Madison, WI 53707; Tel: 608-266-1304; Web site: http://www.legis.state.wi.us/lc
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Legislative Council, Madison.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin