ERIC Number: ED436902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Related Services for Vermont's Students with Disabilities.
Dennis, Ruth E., Ed.; Edelman, Susan W., Ed.; Giangreco, Michael F., Ed.; Rubin, Ron, Ed.; Thoms, Peter W., Ed.
This manual offers information regarding provision of related services to Vermont students with disabilities that is consistent with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and with Vermont law and regulations. It also describes promising or exemplary practices in education, special education, and related services. Section 1, "Legislative Context for and Approaches to Providing Related Services," discusses state and federal definitions of related services, related services and Vermont's special education process, modes of service delivery, and collaborative teamwork. Section 2, "Vermont's Guidelines for Related Services," addresses access to knowledge and information, roles of related service providers in determining eligibility for special education, determination of related services, and evaluation of related services. Section 3, "Funding for Related Services," discusses local education agency responsibility and potential sources of funding for related services. Section 4, "Frequently Asked Questions about Related Services," addresses key concerns surrounding related services. Section 5, "Information about Related Service Disciplines," provides a basic description of twelve related services in order to acquaint providers with various disciplines that may be required to support a students' special education program. The manual includes a voluntary registry of related service providers. (Contains 126 references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Pupil Personnel Services, Rehabilitation Counseling, Related Services (Special Education), School Psychologists, Social Workers, Special Education, Speech Language Pathology, Staff Role, State Regulation, Teamwork
The Vermont Department of Education, Family and Educational Support Team, 120 State Street, Montpelier, VT 05620-2501. Tel: 802-828-3130; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.; Vermont Univ., Burlington. Univ. Affiliated Program of Vermont.
Identifiers - Location: Vermont
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act