ERIC Number: ED448560
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
An Introduction to Special Education.
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.; Parent Education Project of Wisconsin, Inc., West Allis.
This booklet for Wisconsin parents of children with disabilities discusses the processes and functions of special education. It describes steps in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team process, including: referring a child for special education; evaluating the child; deciding what services are needed and writing the IEP; deciding where the child will receive services and sending the placement notice to parents; reviewing the IEP and placement at least once each year; and reevaluating the child at least once every three years. Participants on the IEP team are identified, and ideas are provided for preparing for the IEP team meeting. The booklet explains the different components of the IEP and also provides strategies for solving problems that parents may have. The booklet closes with a worksheet for parents. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Problem Solving, Referral, Special Education
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 7841, Madison, WI 53707-7841; Tel: 608-266-2188 (Voice); Tel: 800-243-8782 (Toll Free); Fax: 608-267-9110; Web site: http://www.dpi.state.wi.us.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison.; Parent Education Project of Wisconsin, Inc., West Allis.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin