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PACER Center, 2017
This toolkit was created to make transition planning easier and offers easy-to-understand information about the purpose of transition planning, the goal and importance of age-appropriate assessments, and the required rules that are used by schools. It also includes information on the community partners that can provide youth with supports as…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Planning, Disabilities, Guidelines
District of Columbia Public Schools, 2014
School-Parent Compacts are a component of school-level parental involvement policies, and must be developed by the school, teacher, and parents as a description of how parents, the entire school staff, and students themselves will work together for improved student academic achievement. This District of Columbia Public Schools School Year…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Access to Information, Public Schools, Guides
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Millar, Dorothy Squatrito – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2013
This article was written with the purpose of informing educators, agency service providers, family members, stakeholders, researchers in the field of transition, and individuals with intellectual disabilities themselves, of the guardianship alternatives that can be used, hence negating the need for a legal guardian. Guardianship refers to the…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Self Determination, Child Custody, Stakeholders
Board, Connie; Bushmiaer, Margo; Davis-Alldritt, Linda; Fekaris, Nina; Morgitan, Judith; Murphy, M. Kathleen; Yow, Barbara – National Association of School Nurses (NJ1), 2010
It is the position of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) that the delegation of nursing tasks in the school setting can be a valuable tool for the school nurse, when based on the nursing definition of delegation and in compliance with state nursing regulations and guidance. Delegation in school nursing is a complex process in which…
Descriptors: School Nurses, School Health Services, Nursing, Administrative Organization
James, Amy – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2008
A new book in the Knowledge Essential series, "School Success for Children with Special Needs" offers parents a guide for understanding and navigating the often-confusing special education system to ensure that their children get the best education possible. It tells them: (1) How to know if a child has physical, learning, or emotional…
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Internet
Watson, John F. – North American Council for Online Learning, 2007
Online learning is growing rapidly across the United States within all levels of education, as more and more students and educators become familiar with the benefits of learning unconstrained by time and place. Across most states and all grade levels, students are finding increased opportunity, flexibility, and convenience through online learning.…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Resources, Student Evaluation, Educational Assessment
Newman, Cynthia – 2002
This guide to including children with special needs in community programs in New Jersey begins with a history of the inclusion movement, stressing the importance of personal experiences and beliefs and ways in which inclusion benefits everyone. The following chapter provides answers to 32 frequently asked questions on successful inclusion of…
Descriptors: Children, Community Programs, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
Wright, Peter W. D.; Wright, Pamela Darr – 2002
This book for parents of children with disabilities is a guide to parent advocacy and the special education system. The five sections focus on: (1) getting started in advocacy; (2) "Advocacy 101"; (3) the parent as expert; (4) special education law; and (5) tactics and strategies. Individual chapters address the following topics:…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Wolfenden, Deborah Parker – 2001
This monograph, intended for Maine educators, presents basic information in question-and-answer format on assistive technology (AT) devices and services and the role of AT in delivering appropriate education to children with disabilities in the least restrictive environment. Questions and answers are divided into the following topics: (1)…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Assistive Devices (for Disabled), Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
This booklet is designed to assist families, child care providers, and advocates in planning and delivering child care for children with disabilities and special health care needs. The booklet defines the term inclusion and discusses common misconceptions about children with special needs and disabilities. It explains what the Americans with…
Descriptors: Child Care Centers, Definitions, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Landau, Julia K., Ed.; Romano, Carolyn A., Ed.; Vohs, Janet R., Ed. – 2000
This manual in Spanish covers thirteen different topics relevant to the education of students with disabilities in the era of educational reform and standards-based education. Sections include: (1) "Raising Standards of Learning: Standards-Based Education and Students with Disabilities" (Janet R. Vohs, Julia K. Landau, and Carolyn…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Behavior Modification, Curriculum Design
Bourland, Eric, Ed. – NICHCY Transition Summary, 1996
This issue consists of a collection of articles that focus on the types of skills and programs that youth with disabilities need to travel independently. Articles include: (1) "An Introduction to Travel Training" (Margaret M. Groce) discusses the support for travel training provided by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Adult Basic Education, Child Rearing, Civil Rights Legislation
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. – 1996
This manual is intended for individuals who agree to act as educational surrogate parents for children with disabilities in North Dakota. Section 1 provides an overview of the educational surrogate parent service, including surrogate parent qualifications, protections, responsibilities, confidentiality, and the surrogate's partnership with the…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education
Horsley, Janet W.; Allen, Elizabeth R.; Daniel, Patricia White – 1996
This guide is intended to help school personnel facilitate the management of special diets and nutrition education in the school curriculum in accordance with requirements of the National School Lunch Act, the Child Nutrition Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. After the introduction,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cerebral Palsy, Compliance (Legal), Cystic Fibrosis
Vohs, Janet R., Ed. – Early Childhood Bulletin, 1993
Natural environments is a term used in the regulations for Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). It states that early intervention services must be provided in natural environments, including home and community settings in which children without disabilities participate. Questions addressed in this paper include: (1)…
Descriptors: Community Based Instruction (Disabilities), Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention
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