ERIC Number: ED499429
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
School Help for Homeless Children with Disabilities: Information for Parents
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE
It is difficult for families dealing with homelessness to enroll their children in school and ensure their daily attendance. The McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act gives homeless children and youth the right to enroll in school immediately, even if they do not have documents that are usually required for enrollment. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees rights and services for children and youth with special needs. This brief provides information about IDEA and how it can help homeless children with special needs. It is designed for parents, guardians, and other people who are taking care of children and youth.
Descriptors: Homeless People, Disadvantaged Youth, Special Needs Students, Federal Legislation, Information Sources, Access to Education, Parent Materials, Resource Materials, Policy Analysis, Expository Writing
National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE. P.O. Box 5367, 915 Northridge Street 2nd Floor, Greensboro, NC 27403. Tel: 800-755-3277; Fax: 336-315-7457; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.serve.org/nche
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: National Center for Homeless Education, Greensboro, NC.