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Sharp, Mark, Ed.; Villines-Hackney, Amber, Ed.; Rush, Dathan, Ed.; Shelden, M'Lisa, Ed.; Hansen, Laura, Ed. – 2001
This guide was developed to support families, the SoonerStart Early Intervention Program, schools, and community programs in meeting the federal and state requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 for transition of children at age three. It provides guiding principles, recommended practices, and…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, At Risk Persons, Coordination, Delivery Systems
Johnson, David R.; Jones, Bonnie – National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET), University of Minnesota, 2001
This paper presents a transcript of a National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) teleconference call held on February 27, 2001. David R. Johnson and Bonnie Jones talked about the mission, structure, and activities of NCSET. The presenters also provided an overview of OSEP (Office of Special Education Programs) perspective about…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Disabilities, Institutional Mission, Technical Assistance
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Dymond, Stacy K.; Orelove, Fred P. – Exceptionality, 2001
This article reviews the development of curriculum practices for students with severe disabilities and examines 3 components of the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including: an emphasis on preparing for employment and independent living, access to the general curriculum, and participation in district-and state-wide assessments.…
Descriptors: Career Development, Curriculum Design, Educational Assessment, Educational Legislation
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Harvey, Michael W. – Preventing School Failure, 2001
An introduction to this theme issue on special education transition policy and practice summarizes articles and notes a focus on the importance of transitional services in the 1997 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Emphasis is on practical information based on research, legislative development, and empirical evidence to support best…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Legislation, Educational Practices
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Williams, Jane M.; O'Leary, Ed – Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 2001
A study analyzed the extent to which states implemented the transition services required by federal law during the 1993-94 through 1996-97 monitoring cycles. Results found many are not inviting students to their Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings and that 50 percent did not have statements of needed transition services (Individualized…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
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Quenemoen, Rachel F. – Assessment for Effective Intervention, 2001
This article discusses provisions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act that require all students with disabilities to have access to the general education curriculum and be assessed. The role of the Individualized Education Program in documenting student participation in state and district-wide educational assessments is explored.…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Accountability, Disabilities
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McMahan, Rachel; Baer, Robert – Career Development for Exceptional Individuals, 2001
Analysis of surveys completed by 186 transition teams found that schools are generally complying with transition requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act with the exception of the requirement to reconvene the Individualized Education Program team if planned transition services are not provided. The strongest predictor of…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Education Work Relationship
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Giangreco, Michael F. – Mental Retardation, 2001
The relationships among the program, placement, and services for a student with disabilities when planning an appropriate education is discussed. A conceptualization of how these components can be approached in an interactive manner, rather than a strictly linear one, is offered within a framework consistent with the law. (Contains references.)…
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Planning
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Gartin, Barbara C.; Murdick, Nikki L. – Remedial and Special Education, 2001
This article discusses requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act amendments of 1997 for functional assessments of behavior (FABs) and provision of positive behavioral supports (PBSs). It describes steps in implementing FABs and examples of appropriate PBSs with students with disabilities. (Contains references.) (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Problems, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities
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Drasgow, Erik; Yell, Mitchell L.; Robinson, T. Rowand – Remedial and Special Education, 2001
Discussion of Individualized Education Program (IEP) requirements first examines relationships between the IEP and a free, appropriate public education; then highlights the procedural changes and new requirements mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997. Results of due process hearings and court cases and…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities, Due Process
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Apel, Kenn – Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 2001
This introductory article discusses factors that have led to changes in speech-language pathology practices, including a better and broader understanding of the human communication process, revised federal guidelines and regulations for special education and related services, and a strong desire to encourage scientific pursuit through…
Descriptors: Adults, Children, Delivery Systems, Educational Change
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Pugach, Marleen C.; Warger, Cynthia L. – Remedial and Special Education, 2001
This introductory article discusses increasing access to the general curriculum for students with disabilities as required by the 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Three critical issues are identified: the need to develop appropriate curriculum materials, the need to provide access to complex curriculum despite a…
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Compliance (Legal), Curriculum Development, Disabilities
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Pittman, Paula; Huefner, Dixie Snow – Exceptional Children, 2001
This article reviews past litigation concerning the education of children with hearing impairments and explores new provisions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as they affect communication issues. It is argued that new regulations may improve the position of parents who have adapted a bilingual-bicultural approach for their…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Deafness, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education
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Yell, Mitchell L.; Rozalski, Michael E.; Drasgow, Erik – Focus on Exceptional Children, 2001
This article analyzes the legal requirements and regulations regarding the discipline of students with disabilities found in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Amendments of 1997) as well as policy statements of the Office of Special Education Programs and the results of state-level due-process hearings. Guidelines for school…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Due Process
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Ford, Alison; Davern, Linda; Schnorr, Roberta – Remedial and Special Education, 2001
This article examines how states are responding to requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for development of large-scale alternate assessment and accountability of learners with significant disabilities. It stresses the need for a deliberate process that focuses on achieving meaningful outcomes within the context of…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Accountability, Compliance (Legal), Curriculum Development
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