ERIC Number: ED436893
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE): Special Education and Related Services. Issues in Education. Technical Assistance Bulletin.
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
This bulletin provides guidance and direction to Missouri local education agencies (LEAs) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams regarding the U.S. Office of Special Education Program's findings that indicated Missouri students with disabilities were not always receiving all of the special education and related services that were required to meet their unique needs. It also was found that medical services for diagnosis or evaluation (such as hearing and vision evaluations) were not always provided without cost to the parent. The bulletin outlines the responsibilities of LEAs in providing appropriate special education and related services to students with disabilities. Federal legislation is reviewed, and school districts are reminded that for each identified student with a disability, the district must develop an IEP that ensures the student will receive a free appropriate public education. Information is provided on: (1) how decisions are made about related services; (2) the use of private physicians, private insurance, and other funding sources for related services; (3) who can provide related services; (4) considerations for related services; and (5) the definition of related services. Included is a reference for IEP teams when considering related services for students with disabilities. (CR)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Health Insurance, Health Services, Individualized Education Programs, Related Services (Special Education), School Districts, School Responsibility, Special Education
Division of Special Education, Missouri Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, P.O. Box 480, Jefferson City, MO 65102. Tel: 573-751-0699; Fax: 573-526-4404.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri