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ERIC Number: EJ909184
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0022-4669
An Investigation of Alternative Schools in One State: Implications for Students with Disabilities
Wasburn-Moses, Leah
Journal of Special Education, v44 n4 p247-255 Feb 2011
Despite the continued growth of inclusive practices, an increasing number of students with disabilities are being served in alternative school settings. However, the number of students served in these settings, and the services they are receiving, remains virtually unexplored. This study reports the results of a survey of alternative schools in one Midwestern state. Particular attention was paid to the participation of students with disabilities in these settings and the services they are receiving. Results indicated that, despite access to valuable supports and services, some students with disabilities placed in alternative settings may be experiencing significant service gaps. Of serious concern is the placement of students who have committed criminal offenses. Implications include a pressing need for data collection and increased advocacy. (Contains 6 tables.)
SAGE Publications and Hammill Institute on Disabilities. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act