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ERIC Number: ED560937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Apr-24
Pages: 45
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
State Scan--Residential Placements: Blind/VI and Deaf/HI. Information Research Cadre
Blythe, Teresa
Regional Resource Center Program
In this Information Research Cadre, Teresa Blythe responds to the following research question: For those states that have residential schools for the Blind/VI and Deaf/HI students, have they developed policies and procedures for residential placement of these students? To develop this response Blythe conducted web research utilizing numerous search terms. Materials were examined from both State Special Schools and State Education Agencies and identified procedures for residential placement used in 18 states: CA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NM, NC, SD, TX, UT, VA, and WI. A State "Cheat Sheet" was developed to quickly identify specific information either from the State Schools or from the State Department of Education. The State Resources section summarizes research findings into the categories listed below and includes specific state examples for each category: (1) Initial Request for Services (NE, TX, UT); (2) Parent Notification (IL, NC); (3) Placement (CA, IN, UT); (4) Temporary Placements (CA, NC); (5) Technical Assistance (NC, TX, UT, VA, WI); and (6) IEP Addendums (NM, NC). Additional Resources are offered to provide a research base regarding residential services to students enrolled in "special schools", for example: National Agendas for visual impairments and deaf or hard of hearing; placement and readiness checklists for IEP teams, etc). A list of additional resources is provided.
Regional Resource Center Program. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Regional Resource Center Program (RRCP)
Identifiers - Location: California; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; New Mexico; North Carolina; South Dakota; Texas; Utah; Virginia; Wisconsin
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act