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National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC. – 2002
This fact sheet, written in both English and Spanish, provides a definition, information on incidence, typical characteristics, and educational implications of epilepsy. It notes that epilepsy is classified as "other health impaired" under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and that children with epilepsy or seizure disorders…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Epilepsy
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC. – 2002
This fact sheet, written in both English and Spanish, provides a definition, information on incidence, typical characteristics, and educational implications of emotional disturbance. The definition is from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and incidence in 1999-2000 is reported as about 470,000 children and youth. Educational…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Definitions, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education
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National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC. – 2002
This fact sheet offers definitions of the three types of spina bifida (spina bifida occulta, meningocele, and myelomeningocele), outlines their incidence, describes characteristics of individuals with spina bifida, and reviews educational implications. The fact sheet discusses the need for many children with myelomeningocele to learn to manage…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC. – 2002
This fact sheet on mental retardation is written in both English and Spanish. It begins with a vignette of a 15-year-old boy with mental retardation. Mental retardation is briefly explained as are some causes of mental retardation. It notes that a diagnosis of mental retardation looks at two things: first, the ability of a person's brain to learn,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Child Rearing, Definitions, Early Intervention
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC. – 2002
This fact sheet on cerebral palsy is written in both English and Spanish. First, it provides a definition of cerebral palsy and considers various causes (e.g., an insufficient amount of oxygen reaching the fetal or newborn brain). The fact sheet then offers incidence figures and explains characteristics of the three main types of cerebral palsy:…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Assistive Technology, Cerebral Palsy, Child Rearing
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National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC. – 2002
This fact sheet, written in both English and Spanish, offers general information about traumatic brain injury. Information includes a definition, incidence, individual characteristics, and educational implications. The signs of traumatic brain injury are listed and include physical disabilities, difficulties with thinking, and social, behavioral,…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Child Rearing, Classroom Techniques, Definitions
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National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC. – 2002
This fact sheet on speech and language disorders is presented in English and Spanish. It provides information on the definition of speech and language disorders and possible causes; the incidence (about one in ten people); and characteristics of delayed communication, speech disorders, and language disorders. It notes educational implications,…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Needs, Elementary Secondary Education, Incidence
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. National Center for Youth with Disabilities. – 1992
This Spanish-language annotated bibliography describes English-language resources covering a wide range of issues related to disabled youth and their families. The 38 bibliographic citations date from 1980 to 1989 and are grouped into the following categories: psychosocial issues, health issues, educational issues, and community living.…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Community Programs, Disabilities, Educational Needs
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC. – 2002
This pamphlet, in Spanish, intended for postsecondary students with disabilities, explains the rights and responsibilities of these students and the obligations of a postsecondary school to provide academic adjustments. The federal legislation on which the information is based is described. Information for students is presented in question and…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Civil Rights, College Bound Students, College Students
Kupper, Lisa, Ed. – 1992
This parent's guide (presented in both English and Spanish) is intended to help families access services for young children with special needs. It is presented in the form of questions and answers arranged in three parts. Part I presents 12 questions and answers about early intervention services for infants and toddlers (ages birth through 2…
Descriptors: Adopted Children, American Indians, Delivery Systems, Disabilities
Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC. Head Start Bureau. – 1993
This document consolidates, clarifies, and updates federal regulations on Head Start services for children with disabilities. The regulations are designed to complement the Head Start Program Performance Standards governing services to all enrolled children. Specifically, these regulations require Head Start programs to: (1) design comprehensive…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Disadvantaged Youth
Landau, Julia K., Ed.; Romano, Carolyn A., Ed.; Vohs, Janet R., Ed. – 2000
This manual in Spanish covers thirteen different topics relevant to the education of students with disabilities in the era of educational reform and standards-based education. Sections include: (1) "Raising Standards of Learning: Standards-Based Education and Students with Disabilities" (Janet R. Vohs, Julia K. Landau, and Carolyn…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Behavior Modification, Curriculum Design
Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. National Center for Youth with Disabilities. – 1992
This bibliography covers a wide range of issues related to the needs of adolescents and young adults with chronic illnesses and disabilities and their families. For each item in the bibliography, information provided includes author, title, source, date, and abstract. Price information is given when available. Materials include books, audiotapes,…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Chronic Illness, Disabilities, Health Promotion
Marshall, Catherine A.; And Others – 1996
Available in English and Spanish, this document reports on a survey of the circumstances and needs of disabled indigenous people in Oaxaca state, Mexico. Assisted by a Oaxaca disabilities consumer organization and an advisory committee of government officials, health care educators, community service providers, and indigenous people with…
Descriptors: Access to Education, American Indians, Community Services, Disabilities
Kelley, Jerry D., Ed.; And Others – 1993
This document presents the proceedings of a conference which brought together delegates and First Ladies representing western hemisphere nations to address needs and issues affecting people with disabilities in the Americas. It presents the texts of two keynote addresses: "Small Triumphs, Big Victories: A Global View of Persons with…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Attitudes, Developing Nations, Disabilities
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