ERIC Number: ED474356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation Procedures and Determination of Eligibility for Children in Transition from Part C to Prekindergarten Programs for Children with Disabilities [and] Transportation and Students with Disabilities. Technical Assistance Papers.
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
These two technical assistance papers are designed to provide further clarification to Florida school districts regarding the evaluation procedures and determination of eligibility for children with disabilities in transition from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C, Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention Program to the IDEA, Part B, Prekindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities and on the transportation of students with disabilities. The first paper, revised in June 2000, specifically addresses eligibility, evaluation requirements, and parental consent for the transition to preschool programs. The second technical assistance paper, published in July 2001, is designed to provide guidance as districts continue to provide specialized transportation for students with disabilities and claim the weighted transportation funding. It outlines the following criteria for specialized transportation services: (1) medical equipment required; (2) medical condition that requires a special transportation environment; (3) aide or monitor required due to disability and specific needs of student; (4) shortened day required due to disability and specific needs of student; or (5) assigned school is located in an out-of-district school system. Answers to questions on the role of the transportation representative at individualized education program development meetings, funding, and shortened school days are provided. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Eligibility, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Individualized Education Programs, Preschool Education, Special Education, State Regulation, State School District Relationship, Student Evaluation, Technical Assistance, Transitional Programs, Transportation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Authoring Institution: Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services.
Identifiers - Location: Florida