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Wright, Diana Browning; Gurman, Harvey B. – 2001
This guide is intended to help California educators comply with requirements of the 1990 Hughes Act (which ensured the right of the state's special education students to a behavioral intervention plan) and with requirements of the reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (1997) concerning functional behavioral assessment and…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Compliance (Legal)
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA. – 2001
This guide is designed to provide information on ensuring quality special education services and early intervention to building principals in elementary and middle schools. It sets forth standards of excellence that directly relate to implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and presents guidelines for principals to use…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Administrator Role, Curriculum, Disabilities
Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Bureau of Instructional Support and Community Services. – 2001
This technical assistance paper focuses on the transition of children with disabilities birth to three and their families from the Infants and Toddlers Early Intervention Program for children ages birth to three to the Prekindergarten Program for Children with Disabilities for children ages three to five. The information presented is consistent…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning
Bullock, Lyndal M., Ed.; Gable, Robert A., Ed. – 2001
This document presents the texts of 11 major presentations and conference highlights from a February 2001 conference on the social, academic, and behavioral needs of students with challenging behavior in inclusive and alternative settings as required under the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The presentations…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Disorders, Classroom Environment, Compliance (Legal)
Missouri State Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Education, Jefferson City. Div. of Special Education. – 2001
This technical assistance bulletin explains extended school year (ESY) services for students with disabilities. It begins by discussing federal regulations that require schools to ensure that ESY services are available as necessary to provide free, appropriate public education to students with disabilities, that require ESY services to be provided…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility
Bear, George G.; Quinn, Mary Magee; Burkholder, Susan – 2001
This manual is intended to guide school administrators, teachers, school psychologists, and others with the design and implementation of interim alternative education settings (IAES) in compliance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 1997. Chapter 1 discusses how the IAES evolved as a means of balancing the…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Case Studies, Compliance (Legal), Decision Making
Wonacott, Michael E. – 2001
Career and technical education (CTE) can provide significant benefits to students with disabilities. Research shows that students with disabilities in secondary CTE programs were less likely to drop out and more likely to be employed, to have paid competitive jobs, and to work full time after high school, especially if they were mainstreamed and…
Descriptors: Career Development, Career Education, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Instruction, Madison. – 2001
This book is designed to further understanding of the procedures of Wisconsin's special education programs. The first section of the book is a large chart that is divided into key topics, including child find, transition, referral evaluation procedures, the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team, eligibility, the IEP, student placement, and…
Descriptors: Classification, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Discipline
Edelman, Larry – 2001
Each of the six stories on this 50-minute videotape demonstrates recommended practices as therapists and early childhood specialists work collaboratively with families to achieve meaningful goals for their children in everyday routines and activities. "Just Being Kids" was developed for use in both pre-service and in-service training…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Daily Living Skills, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Alaska State Dept. of Education and Early Development, Juneau. – 2001
This document presents Alaska State guidelines for including students with disabilities and students who are limited English proficient in statewide assessments. An overview section explains that Alaska has developed a two-tiered Comprehensive System of Student Assessments comprised of regular assessments (criterion referenced tests at grades 3,…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Idaho State Dept. of Education, Boise. Special Education Section. – 2001
This manual represents a revised version of the original 1999 Idaho Special Education Manual which is a set of guidelines to assist Idaho school districts in carrying out the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 and its implementing regulations, which were published on March 12, 1999. Additions to…
Descriptors: Charter Schools, Confidentiality, Disabilities, Disability Identification
Iowa State Dept. of Education, Des Moines. Bureau of Children, Family and Community Services. – 2001
This publication is intended to ensure that consideration for and provision of extended school year services (ESY services) for students with disabilities are consistent with the requirements of federal law, Iowa state rules, and Iowa's adopted educational standards. Part 1 of the document discusses the specific addition of ESY services to the…
Descriptors: Definitions, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility
Markowitz, Joy – 2001
This brief presents an overview of findings from a U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) study that investigated how the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) affected the ability of schools to maintain a safe environment conducive to learning. A study surveyed 272 public middle and high school principals…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Discipline
Miller, Diane L. – 2001
This document presents findings from interviews conducted to obtain information on changes that have occurred in state Special Education Advisory Panels (SEAPs) since the passage of the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The interviews investigated general organizational changes, SEAP involvement in the…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
Fondacaro, Donna M. – 2001
This paper reports the outcomes of a study that utilized descriptive, qualitative methods and a series of case studies to investigate how students are diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorders, specifically Asperger syndrome under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The study focuses on students attending elementary schools in…
Descriptors: Asperger Syndrome, Behavior Modification, Case Studies, Class Size
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