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Raimondo, Barbara – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2013
The United States is more accessible to deaf and hard of hearing individuals and people with disabilities today than it was 50, 20, or even 10 years ago. A variety of laws ensures equality in the treatment of deaf and hard of hearing people. Communication barriers have been addressed, and wider opportunities are available in education, employment,…
Descriptors: Deafness, Screening Tests, Individualized Education Programs, Individualized Family Service Plans
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Zellner, Travis – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2013
Obtaining appropriate special education and related services to establish the best educational environment--academically and socially--has not only been challenging but also downright daunting. The decisions the author has made supporting his children, 6-year-old James who is deaf and 12-year-old Miia who is hard of hearing, are, in part, derived…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, American Sign Language, Early Intervention
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Dobson, Beth Ann – Odyssey: New Directions in Deaf Education, 2013
The process of developing and implementing a 504 plan is different from that of implementing an Individualized Education Plan (IEP). This author has been a teacher of deaf and hard of hearing students under the Special Education Department in Prince William County Schools for 11 years. She had never had a student referred to the team that handles…
Descriptors: Deafness, Partial Hearing, Feedback (Response), Individualized Education Programs
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Peterson, Lori Y.; Van Dycke, Jamie L.; Roberson, Rosemary L.; Sedaghat, Jennifer M. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
Disability-related legislation offers two different support systems for youth with disabilities: one of entitlement to services and one of eligibility for resources. This article offers guidance for individuals with disabilities, and the families and service providers who support them, as they prepare to navigate the transition between support…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Eligibility, Civil Rights, Responsibility
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Harrison, Judith R.; Bunford, Nora; Evans, Steven W.; Owens, Julie Sarno – Review of Educational Research, 2013
Educational policies mandate the consideration of accommodations so that students with disabilities become proficient in the objectives outlined by state academic content standards and demonstrate proficiency on high-stakes assessments. However, neither policies nor empirical research provide sufficient guidance for educators to effectively select…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Testing Accommodations, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Emotional Disturbances
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Supalo, Cary A. – Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities, 2013
The article is an invited presentation given by Dr. Cary A. Supalo to the National Federation of the Blind of Illinois annual state convention that was held in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, October 28, 2011. The remarks were slightly modified for the "Journal of Science Education for Students with Disabilities."
Descriptors: Science Education, Blindness, Visual Impairments, Hands on Science
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Ackles, Laurie; Fields, Harold; Skinner, Rona – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
High functioning students with autism spectrum disorders are being admitted into institutions of higher education at an increasing rate. Although these students often have strong cognitive abilities, impairments in social behaviors and communication may negatively influence their ability to navigate a residential experience. Developing peer…
Descriptors: Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Autism, College Housing, Dormitories
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Bauman, Mark; Davidson, Denise L.; Sachs, Michael C.; Kotarski, Tegan – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2013
Comprehension and application of law in campus housing settings can be a daunting task. Though challenging, a basic understanding of law and how it applies to residence life and housing environments within institutions of higher education is crucial. This article provides an historical evolution of three laws that have direct bearing on campus…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, College Housing
Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2012
As any parent of a child with autism knows, your life changes and you take on new roles after your child receives a diagnosis of autism. Ready or not, you are now expected to be an expert on interventions, support professionals, and special education. Suddenly, your concerns and worries are different from the parents around you. While they may be…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Related Services (Special Education), Autism
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Berry, Jennifer; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2012
In 2007, services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act were provided to almost 6 million students with disabilities (Data Accountability Center, 2011). By virtue of their eligibility, these students were entitled to a "free and appropriate public education" (FAPE). To ensure that students receive FAPE,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Individualized Instruction, Related Services (Special Education)
Zirkel, Perry A. – Communique, 2012
Given their pivotal position, school psychologists have understandable concerns about the possibility of becoming the target of the relatively frequent legal proceedings under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Indeed, the threat of litigation can contribute to a flight from the profession (Lange, 2011). Yet, an informal…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Civil Rights, Court Litigation, School Psychologists
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Zirkel, Perry A.; Granthom, Margarita Fernan; Lovato, Leanna – Journal of School Nursing, 2012
News reports illustrate controversies between parents and schools in response to student health problems. Today's school nurse is in a pivotal position for the avoidance and resolution of disputes not only by increasing awareness of student health conditions but also by having a working knowledge of legal developments under Section 504 and its…
Descriptors: School Nurses, School Health Services, Child Health, Allergy
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
Special education leaders need to be aware of long-standing general regulatory requirements under [image omitted]504 for which school districts are often vulnerable. Special education leaders also have to keep current on recent legal developments for "[image omitted]504-only" students, including the effects of the Americans with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation
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Tinberg, Donna – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." This oft-cited but not-quite-accurate quote is from the Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale, Alice in Wonderland. In Carroll's altered reality, the conversation between the disoriented Alice and the mysterious Cheshire Cat actually went like this: "Would you…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Fidelity, Special Education
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Eckes, Suzanne; Gibbs, Jesulon – Journal of School Leadership, 2012
Research demonstrates that students with disabilities are harassed more than their nondisabled peers. Students with disabilities who have been severely harassed have argued that they are not receiving a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) as required by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Bullying, Public Education, Court Litigation
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