ERIC Number: ED438637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education: When Does the Right to Special Education Services End?.
Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., Buffalo, NY.
This paper discusses provisions in the reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 that relate to eligibility of students with disabilities, required services, and termination of special education services for students with disabilities who are between ages 18 and 21. It reviews regulations that clarify: (1) when the right to a free appropriate public education ends (when a student graduates with a regular high school diploma, but not if the students receives a certificate of attendance or an alternative diploma); (2) student eligibility; (3) the scope of required special education services required; (4) the right to summer school services; (5) the use of private and public insurance to pay for services only with the parents' informed consent; (6) the requirement that special education include specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of students; (7) the comprehensive system of personnel development; (8) the consideration of assistive technology for all students as part of the Individualized Education Program (IEP); (9) the requirement that students with disabilities cannot be removed from age-appropriate regular classrooms solely because of needed modifications in the general curriculum; (10) IEP development; (11) private school placements; and (12) the right to continued services when an appeal is filed. (CR)
Descriptors: Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Regulation, Health Insurance, Individualized Education Programs, Special Education, Student Placement, Summer Schools
Neighborhood Legal Services, 295 Main St., Buffalo, NY 14203. Tel: 716-847-0650; Web site: http://www.nls.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: United Cerebral Palsy Associations, Inc., Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Neighborhood Legal Services, Inc., Buffalo, NY.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997