ERIC Number: EJ1123586
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
A Major New Court Decision: Are Blurred Boundaries Worth the Price on the Eligibility Side?
Zirkel, Perry A.
Exceptionality, v25 n1 p1-8 2017
Legally, the ultimate criterion for eligibility under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is whether the child needs special education. A new decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals suggests that providing various interventions and accommodations in general education might mean that a child who meets the criteria for any IDEA classification and receives such services is eligible for an individualized education program. The scope of this new decision and the relationship between special and general education are subject to several questions. However, using various individualized approaches in general education, including response to intervention, may be worth the limited risk of a judicially reversed eligibility determination.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Court Litigation, Eligibility, Special Education, Individualized Education Programs, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Response to Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: California
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
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