ERIC Number: ED460173
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Still Waiting, after All These Years...Inclusion of Children with Special Needs in New York City Public Schools. Report of the Least Restrictive Environment Coalition.
Least Restrictive Environment Coalition, New York, NY.
This report examines the history of special education services in New York City schools in the context of changing perceptions of children with disabilities (from assuming that they should be segregated and cannot contribute to society, to recognizing that inclusion, equality, and achievement are necessary for these children to become productive members of society). Eight sections examine: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "Where We Have Been" (from exclusion to mobilization, Section 504 and the Education of All Handicapped Children Act, amendments and judicial construction, and New York City history); (3) "Jose P."; (4) "Where We Are Now" (placement in the least restrictive environment, or LRE, New York City's rate of special education classification, and educational outcomes); (5)"Over-Representation of Minorities in Special Education and in the Most Restrictive Placements" (disproportionate referral, classification, and placement in restrictive environments); (6) "The Least Restrictive Environment Mandate" (benefits of education in the LRE and New York's response to the LRE mandate); (7) "New York City's Movement toward Education in the LRE" (District 75 Office of Inclusive Education and the LRE Initiative 1996-00); and (8) "The New Continuum of Special Education Services" (the pre-existing continuum, the new continuum service delivery options, and implementing the new continuum). (Contains 10 tables and 173 footnotes.) (SM)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Minority Group Children, Public Schools, Regular and Special Education Relationship, State Government, Urban Schools
Least Restrictive Environment Coalition, 151 W. 30th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001. Tel: 212-947-9779; Fax: 212-947-9790. For full text: http://www.lrecoalition.org/09_News/index.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Least Restrictive Environment Coalition, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)