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ERIC Number: ED432844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Feb-4
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Returning Students with Severe Disabilities to Inclusionary Settings.
Hilton, Alan
This paper describes the outcomes of 11 California pilot projects designed to return students with disabilities to public education. A total of 220 students with severe disabilities who had been previously placed in private sites were selected to participate based on class communication between the public and private settings. Service delivery models varied from site to site and included merging reintegrated students into existing special education classes, development of new classrooms at a school, and the development of schools within an existing school. Results of the pilots indicated: (1) 43 percent of the students who reintegrated into public schools either graduated or were placed in general education classes, and 12 percent were returned to private school placements by the local education agency (LEA); (2) each pilot site reported cost savings from the approaches they instituted that varied from $90,000 to $466,480; (3) pilot programs reported improved levels of communication, cooperation, and coordination between the LEAs and the private sites and increased levels of interaction between the involved public agencies within the community and the LEAs; and (4) pilot programs reported they felt the structure of the pilots helped improve parent involvement in the educational process. (CR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California