ERIC Number: ED476553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: N/A
Discover IDEA: Supporting Achievement for Children with Disabilities. An IDEA Practices Resource Guide.
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
This package (with manual, CD-ROM, videotape, and lists of Web-based resources) was designed to assist administrators, service providers, family members, policymakers, and other stakeholders in locating information about Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1997 (IDEA) that will help in implementing both the legal requirements and spirit of the law. Sections of the manual provide first, a general overview of IDEA and then more specific "Pathway Guides" that address: (1) individualized education programs; (2) least restrictive educational environments; (3) school climate and discipline; (4) state and district-wide assessments; and (5) leadership. Each Pathway Guide provides an overview of the topic followed by connections to the law and regulations, to relevant materials, to Web-based resources, and to references and an appendix providing more resource tools and blackline masters. On the videotape stakeholders describe the impact of IDEA and introduce four provisions in the law that support achievement. The CD-ROM contains the text of the law, final regulations, hundreds of print ready policy and practice documents, overheads and fact sheets, links to related laws, and contact information for federally-funded technical assistance projects. (DB)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Leadership
Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5704 (Order No. P5554: CEC members, $145; nonmembers, $195). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); Tel: 703-264-9446 (TTY); Fax: 703-264-9494; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. For full text of the guide: http://www.ideapractices.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B