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Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
The topic of special education can be confusing and frightening for parents who suspect their child has a disability or has difficulty learning. Parents in this situation want to know how to get help for their child. This guide is intended as a reference for people who have questions about special education for a child. It summarizes the basic…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Guides, Student Rights
McFadden, Erica; Schlinkert, David – Morrison Institute for Public Policy, 2017
Empowerment Scholarship Accounts (ESAs) are growing popular among parents of students with disabilities, providing them options to choose how and where to educate their children with financial assistance provided by the state. Almost ten percent of state funding for education is projected to be diverted to private options in 2015. This flexibility…
Descriptors: Educational Vouchers, Disabilities, Educational Finance, State Aid
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
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2017
Special education, for students ages 3 to 21, is guided by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards). The Ohio…
Descriptors: Special Education, Parent Rights, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
Ohio Department of Education, 2017
Special education, for students ages 3 to 21, is guided by federal and state requirements. The federal requirements are referred to as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The state requirements are referred to as the Ohio Operating Standards for the Education of Children with Disabilities (Ohio Operating Standards). This guide…
Descriptors: Parent Rights, Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Student Rights
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2015
All school districts have children attending who have special dietary needs due to a disability or a food allergy or intolerance. In order for these children to attend school, their dietary needs must be addressed since they are unable to eat meals prepared for the general student population. There is federal legislation which provides guidance…
Descriptors: Dietetics, Food, Food Service, Nutrition
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2015
Many parents feel intimidated when talking with special education professionals. There is much in our society which encourages us to look at professionals and to accept what they say without question. However, that does not mean you should be intimidated. The discussion is about your child and you know your child better than anyone, giving you the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Special Education Teachers, Parent Teacher Cooperation
PACER Center, 2015
Individuals who serve as surrogate parents fulfill an important role in the life of a child with a disability. Surrogates have become increasingly important in special education because a growing number of children are living outside their family for some period of their lives. Like parents, surrogates of children with disabilities are granted a…
Descriptors: Training, Disabilities, Special Education, Decision Making
Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities, 2015
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that each child identified as a student with a disability be provided free and appropriate education (FAPE). This is accomplished through the implementation of an Individualized Education Program (IEP) developed by parents and school personnel. This plan guides the provision of…
Descriptors: Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
US Department of Education, 2014
Developing positive school climates and improving school discipline policies and practices are critical steps to raising academic achievement and supporting student success. However, there is no single formula for doing so. Rather, the growing body of research and best practices in the field should inform locally developed approaches to improving…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, School Culture, Discipline, Prevention
Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), 2014
A resolution meeting is a dispute resolution process that takes place after a parent files a due process complaint. Resolution meetings offer parents and school districts the opportunity to resolve issues before a due process hearing happens. This publication describes Resolution Meetings generally for Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), 2014
A due process complaint is a written document used to request a due process hearing related to the identification, evaluation, or educational placement of a child with a disability, or the provision of a free, appropriate public education (FAPE) to the child. This publication describes Due Process Complaints/Hearing Requests generally for Part B…
Descriptors: Special Education, Identification, Guides, Disabilities
Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), 2014
A written state complaint is used to communicate that a public agency (such as your child's school) has not followed the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and to request an investigation of the problem. This publication describes Written State Complaints generally for Part B of the Individuals with…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Disabilities, Special Education
PACER Center, 2014
Research shows that assistive technology (AT) can help young children with disabilities to learn developmental skills. Its use may help infants and toddlers to improve in many areas such as: (1) social skills including sharing and taking turns; (2) communication skills; (3) attention span; (4) fine and gross motor skills; and (5) self confidence…
Descriptors: Assistive Technology, Disabilities, Young Children, Infants
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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