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National Council on Disability, Washington, DC. – 2001
This paper presents rationale, strategies, and recommendations that the National Council on Disability believes are essential to how President George W. Bush and the new Administration can fulfill America's promise to its 54 million citizens with disabilities. President Bush is urged to install a disability friendly Administration, give disability…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adults, Change Strategies, Children
Markowitz, Joy; Linehan, Patrice – 2001
This brief paper summarizes information concerning use of the traumatic brain injury (TBI) disability classification by states and the nature of state-level activities related to the education of children and youth with TBI. It notes addition of the TBI disability category to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1990 and provides the…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Definitions, Elementary Secondary Education
Trohanis, Pascal – 2001
This document reproduces selected information from the U.S. Department of Education's "Twenty-Second Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" (2000). These selections consist of text and data tables related to programs for young children with disabilities and their families under…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Environment, Educational Legislation
deFosset, Shelley, Ed. – 2001
This report describes services provided under the Preschool Grants Program for Children with Disabilities (Section 619 of Part B) of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It presents current and/or historical information for all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico, which are all eligible to receive Section 619…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Agency Cooperation, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Zeller, Richard W. – 2001
This document is intended to assist states in implementing the mediation requirements in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), as amended in 1997. These provisions include parent participation in collaborative decision-making and the right of parents to challenge decisions about their child's education program. Increased use of…
Descriptors: Arbitration, Compliance (Legal), Conflict Resolution, Decision Making
Henderson, Kelly – 2001
This digest compares the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 1997, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Comparisons are provided which look at: (1) the type/purpose of each Act; (2) eligibility for services under each Act; (3) whether the Act requires the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation
Lineham, Patrice – 2001
This document is the outcome of a conference that examined promising practices in services for children with developmental delays (DD) and gathered input for making policy recommendations related to the implementation of DD as a specific disability category for children ages 3 through 9. It begins by discussing changes to the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Classification, Definitions, Developmental Delays, Disability Identification
Wallace, Teri; Gerlach, Kent – 2001
This report provides an overview of selected state initiatives related to the training and supervision of paraeducators serving students with disabilities. The five states highlighted in the document were selected because of the significant work each has done in the area of paraeducators. In all five states, paraeducator initiatives began prior to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Pizzuro, Salvatore – 2001
This handbook is designed to serve as a report on negotiations that took place during the 104th and 105th Congresses that lead to the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) amendments of 1997. In addition, the events and changes in the cultural climate during the 106th Congress and its impact on IDEA is also discussed,…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities
This guide from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education is designed to assist school administrators in understanding the challenges faced in creating safe, effective learning environments, whole school practices that have dramatically increased effective learning environments, and under what…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Educational Legislation
Trohanis, Pascal – 2001
This planning resource is meant to serve as "stimulus information" to enable and guide a participatory planning process involving a team of key stakeholders of Parts B (including Section 619) and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and others who are working to improve services for children and youth with…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), Eugene, OR. – 2001
Designed for parents of students with disabilities living in Oregon, this brochure describes the general mediation process that parents can use to resolve special education services disputes with schools. It begins by discussing what mediation is and the characteristics of a trained mediator. It addresses the requirement for making mediation…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation
Muller, Eve; Linehan, Patrice – 2001
This Quick Turn Around issue analysis summarizes information gathered by Project FORUM on the disability terms used by state education agencies (SEAs). All 50 states and 6 non-state jurisdictions returned completed surveys between February and April 2001. Of the 56 respondents, 18 SEAs report having aligned their terminology completely with the 12…
Descriptors: Classification, Definitions, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
George, Carri; Heinsohn, Dawn; Langbehn, Kristy; Buppapong, Raweewan; Hollowell, Elizabeth; Petty, Richard; Hughey, Anne-Marie; Jones, Darrell Lynn; Boundy, Kathleen; Hollowell, Maureen – 2001
This participant's manual is part of a training program sponsored by IL NET, a national training and technical assistance project working to strengthen the independent living movement. It is intended to teach participants what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) law and regulations require, how to do transition planning and the…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Child Advocacy, Disabilities
Johns, Bev – 2001
This paper reviews provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and findings from court cases regarding behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) for students with disabilities. The following eight recommendations are provided for school districts as they strive to implement the behavioral intervention provisions of IDEA and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Compliance (Legal)
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