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Tschantz, Jennifer; Markowitz, Joy – 2002
This document contains a summary of proceedings of a conference convened June 12-14, 2002, to discuss special education paperwork and to explore ways to reduce paperwork. Participants reacted to and built upon information regarding paperwork from several sources, including a survey of state directors on special education paperwork; a survey on…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Documentation
Gaston, Caroline – 2001
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Policymaker Partnership (PMP) of the National Association of State Directors of Special Education have joined together to consider challenges and opportunities for coordinating special and compensatory education among states, districts, and schools. As part of this effort toward increasing…
Descriptors: Administrative Change, Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Compensatory Education
Bowman, Diana, Comp.; Bundy, Atticia, Comp.; Peoples, Abigail, Comp. – 2000
In February 2000, the National Center for Homeless Education convened 25 experts to examine issues pertaining to the transportation of homeless students in a move to ensure their access to education. In a variety of presentations and discussions, participants examined and analyzed the complex issues surrounding transporting homeless students. The…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Bus Transportation, Consciousness Raising, Disabilities
Morgan, Jill; Ashbaker, Betty – 1997
This paper gives a brief outline of the Third Annual Paraeducator Conference. Papers include: "How to Stop Problematic Behaviors" (H. K. Reavis); "Using Incentives with Tough Kids" (W. R. Jenson); "How Do I Accurately and Successfully Dispute My Own Worst Thoughts?" (M. W. Egan); "IDEA '97: The Law has Changed:…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attention Deficit Disorders, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques
Ziegler, Martha – Early Childhood Bulletin, 1996
This issue of the "Early Childhood Bulletin" is a summary of information that was presented at a 1996 conference on autism sponsored by the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS). Participants included Part H and Part B, Section 619 Program coordinators, individual program providers, and Interagency Coordinating…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Autism, Coordination, Disabilities
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, Chapel Hill, NC. – 1998
This packet was assembled to share the contents of an audio conference sponsored by the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NECTAS) on October 1, 1997. The purpose of the audio conference was to identify strategies for improving communication and working relationships with the health care community, including HMOs, to ensure the…
Descriptors: Communications, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Early Identification
Krajicek, Marilyn J., Ed.; Steinke, Geraldine D., Ed. – 1995
This document includes summaries of papers and discussions presented at the first of three federally supported, national conferences on the development of policy and practices to implement the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act related to invasive procedures for children with special health care needs. Emphasis is on the interdisciplinary…
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Change Strategies, Child Advocacy, Compliance (Legal)
Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. – 1996
This document presents the proceedings for the Office of Special Education Programs' 6th Annual Technical Assistance and Dissemination Meeting held on January 16-18, 1996, in Washington, DC. Conference discussions centered around changing expectations for local and state education agencies and technical assistance and dissemination (TA&D)…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA. – 1993
This report describes a forum to examine policy and practice in current and alternative eligibility systems in special education. It briefly explains the purpose and organization of the forum and outcomes. Outcomes include recommendations for action such as: linking of collaborative multidimensional assessments to intervention and practice,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Alexandria, VA. – 1994
This document describes a policy forum convened to consider the reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The forum focused on three critical issues: (1) categorical eligibility, (2) initial assessment, and (3) triennial assessment. For the topic of categorical eligibility, comments are summarized in five sections:…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Policy