ERIC Number: ED448564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Alaska Special Education Handbook.
Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.
This handbook provides guidelines for the operation of local special education programs for Alaskan children with disabilities. It addresses: (1) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 and basic concepts of special education; (2) identification of students with disabilities, referral, screening programs, and regular education intervention; (3) evaluation and eligibility for special education services; (4) development of the Individualized Education Program (IEP), participants in IEP meetings, guidelines on IEP preparation, content of the IEP, transition, assistive technology devices, charter schools, correspondence schools, private schools, juvenile and adult correctional facilities, review of the IEP, and IEPs for children from infant/toddler programs; (5) placement in the least restrictive environment; (6) program exit and graduation requirements; (7) procedural safeguards and confidentiality; (8) personnel and personnel development; (9) special education state and federal funding; and (10) compliance monitoring and maintaining student records. Appendices include forms for reporting federal data, child identification forms, evaluation and eligibility forms, IEP and placement forms, procedural safeguards and confidentiality forms, personnel forms, sample transition plans, assistive technology information, information on classroom accommodations, and forms for functional behavioral assessments and behavioral intervention plans. A glossary is also included, along with a list of relevant resources. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Charter Schools, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Graduation Requirements, Individualized Education Programs, Private Schools, Referral, Special Education, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Dept. of Education & Early Development, Office of Special Education Programs, 801 West 10th Street, Suite 200, Juneau, AK 99801-1894; Tel: 907-465-8702; Fax: 907-465-2806. for full text: http://www.eed.state.ak.us/tls/sped.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau.
Identifiers - Location: Alaska
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997