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Russell, Michael; Hoffmann, Thomas; Higgins, Jennifer – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
Students with disabilities and special needs have faced challenges in accessing educational content, and in taking traditional pen-and-paper tests. How might technology improve the process, while making statewide tests truly accessible to all students? NimbleTools is the first computer-based test delivery system that incorporates principles of…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Test Items, Computer Assisted Testing, Disabilities
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
In this article, the author identifies and answers questions related to IDEA eligibility issues and the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) regulation. The author's answers to several questions concerning legal issues are presented.
Descriptors: Public Education, Federal Legislation, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Individualized Education Programs
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
In November 2008, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Amendments (ADAA), with an effective date of January 1, 2009. While other issues, such as the national economic crisis, dominated public attention at the time, the ADAA unobtrusively connected to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Individualized Education Programs, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility
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Russell, Carol L. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
When you see someone in a wheelchair, what do you see first: the wheelchair, the physical disability, or the person? Do you find yourself using phrases such as "wheelchair bound," "confined to a wheelchair," "handicapped," or even terms such as "blind as a bat" or "crippled?" If so, you may need to…
Descriptors: Physical Disabilities, Assistive Technology, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Disabilities
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Gil, Lynn A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2007
When students leave high school equipped with self-advocacy and self-determination skills, they will be more likely to disclose their disability and ultimately gain access to the services they need to support their learning needs in the educational environment. Yet, many students with disabilities do not enter college equipped with the tools they…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, College Students, College Bound Students
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2007
In this article, the author identifies and answers questions related to legal issues of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in comparison with Section 504 or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the NCLB. The author's answers to several questions concerning legal issues of IDEA are presented.
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Welner, Kevin – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
This article discusses the laws that protect individuals with disabilities and the laws that protect individuals from racial and language discrimination. It explains the important difference between the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. It also describes practical application of the laws and provides two examples…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Diversity, English (Second Language), Minority Group Children