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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
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
Council for Exceptional Children, Arlington, VA. – 2001
This report explains federal programs for children with exceptionalities and reviews federal financial support for special education and gifted programs. It analyzes Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs with information on appropriations, authorizing provision, purpose, who receives funding, kinds of activities supported,…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Finance
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
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