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Taylor, Kelley R. – Principal Leadership, 2009
In 2007, the Supreme Court heard a case that involved the question of whether a school district could be required to reimburse parents who unilaterally placed their child in private school when the child had not previously received special education and related services in a public institution ("Board of Education v. Tom F."). The…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Courts, Disabilities, School Districts
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness, 2009
The "National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind" is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. It represents a 25 year collaborative effort between the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), its predecessors and each state/multi-state deaf-blind project…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation
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Drame, Elizabeth R.; Xu, Yaoying – Childhood Education, 2008
As a prelude to the reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 2004, President Bush charged a Commission on Excellence in Special Education with evaluating the current status of special education on the national, state, and local levels. One of the Commission's recommendations concerned the need to implement and…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Early Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Identification
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Haber, George D.; Sutherland, Linda – Journal for Vocational Special Needs Education, 2008
Newly hired secondary career and technical education (CTE) instructors are often surprised by the rate at which students with disabilities enroll in their classes. While many educators see CTE as a logical placement for students who are otherwise academically unsuccessful, the CTE teacher is too often unprepared for serving this population.…
Descriptors: Placement, Disabilities, Vocational Education, Individualized Education Programs
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Brooke, Valerie; McDonough, Jennifer T. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (IDEA) requires that parents and students be involved in all aspects of the transition planning and decision-making process, and most teachers recognize that this involvement is vital to success. To fully participate effectively, students and their family members need to become…
Descriptors: Eligibility, Disabilities, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Services
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Hassert, Derrick L.; Kelly, Amanda N.; Pritchard, Joshua K.; Cautilli, Joseph D. – Journal of Early and Intensive Behavior Intervention, 2008
Applied behavior analysis is a hybrid tradition with roots in many mental health disciplines. Even with these diverse origins, the professional practice of behavior analysis remains distinct and identifiable. Given these factors the professional practice special interest group (SIG) for the Association for Behavior Analysis International has…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Certification, Behavior Problems, Mental Health
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Weintraub, Frederick J.; Myers, Robert M.; Hehir, Thomas; Jaque-Anton, Donnalyn – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2008
Since 1996, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), located in Southern California, has been under a federal court consent decree requiring compliance with laws pertaining to the delivery of special education services and the elimination of architectural barriers in schools. In 2003, the consent decree was modified, creating…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Federal Courts, Disabilities, Information Systems
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness, 2008
The National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. Begun in 1986 on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (Baldwin, 1993), it represents a thirty plus year collaborative effort between the National Consortium on…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation
Collins, Donald R. – Online Submission, 2008
Historical and contemporary perceptions of the African American child are based on his or her relationship to his family in general and to his or her mother in particular. This article critically reviews flawed premises constructed by outsiders looking into the African American family. These premises have shaped the education and social place…
Descriptors: African American Students, African American Family, Urban Youth, Black Dialects
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Levine, Phyllis; Marder, Camille; Wagner, Mary – National Center for Special Education Research, 2007
The success that youth with disabilities achieve in school can be influenced by access to a range of services that support their education goals. As part of its mandate, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (IDEA '97) requires the provision of related services and supports to students with disabilities who are deemed…
Descriptors: Related Services (Special Education), Secondary School Students, School Activities, Public Education
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Johnson, David R.; Thurlow, Martha L.; Stout, Karen Evans; Mavis, Ann – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2007
In response to public demands for better-quality high school graduates and to requirements of No Child Left Behind legislation, states have developed a variety of policies such as high-stakes exit exams and diploma options. Additionally, under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997, students with disabilities must be…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, High Stakes Tests, High School Graduates, Exit Examinations
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Dymond, Stacy K.; Renzaglia, Adelle; Gilson, Christie L.; Slagor, Michael T. – Research and Practice for Persons with Severe Disabilities (RPSD), 2007
The term "access to the general curriculum" is widely used in the field of special education, yet little is known about how practitioners are interpreting the term for high school students with significant cognitive disabilities (SCD). In this study, general and special educators in one high school were interviewed to determine their…
Descriptors: High School Students, Moderate Mental Retardation, Severe Mental Retardation, Special Education Teachers
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Kaff, Marilyn S.; Zabel, Robert H.; Milham, Morgan – Preventing School Failure, 2007
In this study, the authors determine special educators' judgments of the use, intensity, and effectiveness of communication and behavior management strategies. In an earlier study, F. H. Wood (1991) examined general educators' cost-benefit considerations in managing behavior of students with emotional or behavioral disorders. As an extension of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, General Education, Special Education Teachers, Behavior Disorders
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Vesely, Randall S.; Crampton, Faith E. – Multicultural Learning and Teaching, 2007
The challenges in improving and sustaining success of children from multicultural backgrounds with disabilities in urban school districts manifest themselves in the contextual dynamics of legal, accountability, demographic, and fiscal terrains. Within each of these areas, educational leaders must solve existing problems of underservicing,…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Quality
Jackson, Clarence H.; Wilson, Carolyn H. – Online Submission, 2006
Opportunities to interact with their school-aged peers gives young people an avenue for learning the social skills necessary to build healthy relationships, to interact at an acceptable level in a group structure and respect for the individual differences of others around them. These skills take on a greater importance after high school due to …
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education, Literature Reviews, Disproportionate Representation
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