ERIC Number: ED436895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Transition: School to Post-School Activities: Access to Vocational Education for Students with Disabilities. 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 indicate Missouri students with disabilities were held to entrance requirements for vocational education programs without consideration of accommodations, and that Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams were not allowed to include accommodations or modifications which might be necessary for students with disabilities to be successful in vocational courses. It addresses: (1) types of vocational programs that are available for students with disabilities in area vocational technical schools; (2) eligibility determinations for these programs and the requirement for equal access for students with disabilities with accommodations; (3) the requirement to provide students with disabilities with the same accommodations or modifications in vocational education classes that they receive when participating in general education classes; (4) types of accommodations or modifications that are available to students with disabilities to enable them to be successful in vocational courses; (5) classroom modifications, such as seating assignments, use of cooperative learning, videotaped demonstrations, and development of behavior contracts; and (6) curriculum modifications such as oral testing, taped textbooks, assistive devices, computer-assisted learning, and extended time for testing. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Classroom Environment, Curriculum, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Discrimination, Eligibility, Individualized Education Programs, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Student Participation, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education, Vocational Training Centers
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