ERIC Number: ED479769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
State Special Education Advisory Panels under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Public Information Guide [and] An Overview for State Special Education Advisory Panel Members [and] Resource Guide.
The purpose of this document is to provide an orientation and overview for new state special education advisory panel members regarding their role and functions. This information is a compilation of material and best practices from state special education advisory panels throughout the United States. The manual is intended to assist members of state special education advisory panels in the development and implementation of effective and efficient advisory panels. The first part of the manual provides an overview of the function of the state special education advisory panel under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Information is included pertaining to panel procedures, functions, membership, the role of state special education director, diverse representation requirements, panel by-laws and operating procedures, annual planning meetings, setting priorities, consensus building, representing a stakeholder group, advisory panels as change agents, meetings, public comments, advisory panel involvement with the Office of Special Education Programs, and annual reports. The second part of the manual provides a resource guide that addresses federal regulations, acronyms, membership, by-laws and procedures, setting priorities, agendas, meeting preparation, panel meetings/committees, annual reports, regional resource centers, and training. A brochure on state special education advisory panels for the public or "Public Information Guide" is also included. (CR)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Annual Reports, Change Agents, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Master Plans, Meetings, Special Education, State Agencies, Statewide Planning, Strategic Planning
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Utah State University, 1780 North Research Parkway, Suite 112, Logan, UT 84341. Tel: 435-752-0238; Fax: 435-753-9750.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan. Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act