ERIC Number: ED442253
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Guidelines: Individualized Education Program Planning Process.
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
This handbook provides guidelines to assist North Dakota educators who are developing Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for students with disabilities. It is presented in four sections. The first section highlights the major changes brought about by the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), including increased emphasis on results for children with disabilities, access to the general education curriculum, parent involvement, discipline, and behavior issues. Section 2 briefly describes the IEP process, including its purpose, sequencing of steps, timelines, and roles and responsibilities of meeting participants. Section 3 discusses the principles underlying each of the components of the IEP process and the resulting document. The last section provides instructions for completion of the state-recommended IEP form. Throughout this document, quotations from new IDEA law, regulations, and other supportive documents are included so special education personnel can read the actual wording, and in some cases, the description of the intention of Congress in making changes to the law. Appendices present additional guidance for IEP teams and include an interpretation of the IEP regulations, IDEA regulations, transition IEP forms, discipline provisions, and sample IEP forms. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Federal Regulation, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Referral, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Teamwork
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, Office of Special Education, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440; Tel: 701-328-2277 (Voice); Tel: 701-328-4920 (TDD); Fax: 701-328-4149.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997