ERIC Number: EJ1019142
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Parentally Placed Private School Students with Disabilities
Sopko, Kimberly M.
Communication Disorders Quarterly, v35 n1 p28-38 Nov 2013
This document focuses on state education agency (SEA) support for child find, consultation and provision of equitable service provisions for parentally placed private school students with disabilities. Project Forum at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education (NASDSE) completed this activity as part of its cooperative agreement with the U.S. Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). In July 2008, Project Forum conducted a survey of all state directors of special education to collect information on their efforts to support local education agencies (LEAs) in addressing the provisions for parentally placed private school students with disabilities. Respondents had the option to reply via email, fax or use an online survey. Thirty-five SEAs responded to the survey. Twenty-nine of the 35 respondents indicated that their state has a policy or written procedures for LEAs regarding parentally placed private school students with disabilities. SEAs support LEAs in addressing the provisions for parentally placed private school students with disabilities primarily by mirroring federal regulations and providing guidance. More issues may emerge as states continue to implement the changes regarding the LEA responsible for services for parentally placed private school students with disabilities.
Descriptors: Student Placement, Private Schools, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, State Agencies, State Departments of Education, Early Intervention, National Surveys, Special Education, Local Government, Boards of Education, Technical Assistance, State Government, Access to Information
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act