ERIC Number: ED458745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Change in Identification, FAPE, Placement, or Dismissal from Special Education. Technical Assistance Paper.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
This technical assistance paper is intended to provide updated guidance for Florida educators of students with disabilities concerning changes in identification, free appropriate public education (FAPE), placement, or dismissal from special education. Following an introductory section presenting the background, purpose, and relevant terms, the paper is in a question-and-answer format. Questions address topics such as: requirements before changing a student's disability category; when prereferral activities are and are not required; what constitutes a change in FAPE or placement; graduation as a change in FAPE; the individualized education program and graduation; required procedures for adding a related service if a student is currently receiving special education services; procedures for discontinuing a related service for such a student; requirements for determining that a student no longer needs special education services; formal evaluation requirements prior to dismissing a student from special education; determination of dismissal criteria; standards for dismissal from special education; readmission into the special education program; and continued provision of accommodations to a student dismissed from special education. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Identifiers - Location: Florida