ERIC Number: ED473545
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
For Parents of Florida's Students with Disabilities: An Introduction to Exceptional Student Education.
This guide for parents of children with disabilities in Florida is intended to answer common questions about the exceptional student education program. The first chapter provides an overview of exceptional student education including laws about the education of children with disabilities, parents' records, planning a child's education, continuing a child's education, placement, and the least restrictive environment. Chapter 2 focuses on the individualized education program (IEP), what it is, what it is not, its uses, its contents, information needed to write IEPs, IEP meetings, beginning special services, IEP review meetings, the matrix of services, and how parents can help. Chapter 3 is about planning for transition to post-school life. It considers the importance of student and family involvement, differences in the transition IEP meeting, preparation for the transition IEP meeting, contents of the transition IEP, transition team work, choosing a diploma option, and getting a head start on transition. Chapter 4 addresses problem resolution in discussion of procedural safeguards, problem solving steps, mediation, the due process hearing, the independent evaluation, discipline of children with disabilities, and school records. The final chapter identifies resources. It provides a parents' dictionary and lists of reading materials, a directory of agency resources, and sample letters. (Contains 27 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Due Process, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Information Sources, Special Education, Transitional Programs
Florida State Department of Education, Clearinghouse Information Center, Rm. 628 Turlington Bldg., 325 W. Gaines St., Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400. Tel: 850-488-1879; Fax: 850-487-2679; e-mail: email@example.com. For full text: http://www.firn.edu/doe/commhouse.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Identifiers - Location: Florida