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This guide from the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services in the U.S. Department of Education is designed to assist school administrators in understanding the challenges faced in creating safe, effective learning environments, whole school practices that have dramatically increased effective learning environments, and under what…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline, Discipline Policy, Educational Legislation
Trohanis, Pascal – 2001
This planning resource is meant to serve as "stimulus information" to enable and guide a participatory planning process involving a team of key stakeholders of Parts B (including Section 619) and C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and others who are working to improve services for children and youth with…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), Eugene, OR. – 2001
Designed for parents of students with disabilities living in Oregon, this brochure describes the general mediation process that parents can use to resolve special education services disputes with schools. It begins by discussing what mediation is and the characteristics of a trained mediator. It addresses the requirement for making mediation…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation
Muller, Eve; Linehan, Patrice – 2001
This Quick Turn Around issue analysis summarizes information gathered by Project FORUM on the disability terms used by state education agencies (SEAs). All 50 states and 6 non-state jurisdictions returned completed surveys between February and April 2001. Of the 56 respondents, 18 SEAs report having aligned their terminology completely with the 12…
Descriptors: Classification, Definitions, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
George, Carri; Heinsohn, Dawn; Langbehn, Kristy; Buppapong, Raweewan; Hollowell, Elizabeth; Petty, Richard; Hughey, Anne-Marie; Jones, Darrell Lynn; Boundy, Kathleen; Hollowell, Maureen – 2001
This participant's manual is part of a training program sponsored by IL NET, a national training and technical assistance project working to strengthen the independent living movement. It is intended to teach participants what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) law and regulations require, how to do transition planning and the…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Child Advocacy, Disabilities
Johns, Bev – 2001
This paper reviews provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and findings from court cases regarding behavioral intervention plans (BIPs) for students with disabilities. The following eight recommendations are provided for school districts as they strive to implement the behavioral intervention provisions of IDEA and…
Descriptors: Behavior Disorders, Behavior Modification, Behavior Problems, Compliance (Legal)
Tillmann, Jennifer D.; Ford, Laurie – 2001
This paper presents the findings of a study that examined the transition services of individualized education programs (IEPs) for high school students with special needs. The Program Evaluation for Procedural and Substantive Efficacy of Transition Services was used to analyze 282 IEPs in terms of procedural compliance with the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Classification, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, High School Students
Cooney, Bernard F. – 2001
This report discusses current secondary school restructuring efforts of nine school districts that are implementing the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and New York State initiatives to provide students with disabilities access to general education curriculum and settings. It demonstrates how Skrtic's (1995) mutually reinforcing…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Access to Education, Change Strategies
Ahearn, Eileen M. – 2001
This brief paper summarizes a review of biennial performance reports filed by all 50 states concerning student performance goals and indicators required under the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. It notes that the state reports varied extensively in level of detail, clarity of content, and type of supporting…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation
Shaul, Marnie S. – 2001
This report discusses the outcomes of a study that investigated the incidence and impact of serious student misconduct on schools, whether students with disabilities are being disciplined differently from those without disabilities, and the role that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 1997 (IDEA) plays in schools' ability to properly…
Descriptors: Aggression, Behavior Problems, Disabilities, Discipline
Heumann, Judith E.; Warlick, Kenneth R. – 2001
Designed for parents and family members of students with disabilities, this policy statement clarifies federal requirements for including children with disabilities in state and district-side assessment programs. Information is presented in a question-and-answer format that addresses: (1) requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Disabilities, Educational Assessment
Siegel, Lawrence M. – 2001
This book is intended to help parents of students with disabilities effectively proceed on their own through the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. Chapters cover the following topics: (1) child advocacy; (2) basic legal concepts of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the IEP, state special education laws, and some…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation
Burns, Edward – 2001
This book considers issues relating to the development, revision, and evaluation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), including best practices that have been developed by states and school districts. It begins with an overview of the objective of education for all children regardless of disability, with appropriate goals and instruction to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning, Elementary Secondary Education
Vermont Early Childhood Work Group. – 2001
This booklet was designed to inform, guide and support parents of children with special needs during their child's transition from an early intervention program (birth through age 2) into a preschool early educational setting. The first part of the booklet focuses on how the transition process works, including a description of the people who might…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Early Intervention
American Occupational Therapy Association, Rockville, MD. – 2001
Building on the efforts of the ASPIIRE IDEA Partnership Paraprofessional Work Group convened under the leadership of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) in the spring of 1999, this report summarizes issues and themes identified at a June 2001, 1-day cross-partnership forum on paraprofessional issues relating to the implementation…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Government Role
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