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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education, 2018
Since the enactment of the "Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975" ("EHA"), Public Law (P.L.) 94-142 and its successor statute, the "Individuals with Disabilities Education Act" ("IDEA"), the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (secretary) (and her predecessor, the commissioner of…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Disabilities, Educational Quality, Equal Education
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Meade, Whitney W.; O'Brien, Jason – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2018
In this case, a child with a spinal cord injury was denied access to an afterschool care program that her nondisabled siblings were allowed to attend because she did not meet "eligibility requirements." Specifically, the independent contractor who ran the program mandated that students be able to function in an environment with a student…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, After School Programs, Disabilities
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Weis, Robert; Dean, Emily L.; Osborne, Karen J. – Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2016
Clinicians uniformly recommend accommodations for college students with learning disabilities; however, we know very little about which accommodations they select and the validity of their recommendations. We examined the assessment documentation of a large sample of community college students receiving academic accommodations for learning…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Learning Disabilities, Postsecondary Education, Two Year Colleges
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Hill, Doris Adams; Sukbunpant, Sasipin – International Journal of Special Education, 2013
The history of special education in the United States and Thailand has followed a similar path in many ways. Both countries made compulsory education mandatory to move in a positive direction in providing special education services to children with disabilities including the provision of services for children with ASD or Autism. In Thailand,…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Comparative Education, Disabilities
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Prince, Angela M. T.; Katsiyannis, Antonis; Farmer, Jennie – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2013
Postsecondary transition planning for students with disabilities first entered the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in 1990. The required provisions for transition planning were updated with the amendments to IDEA in 1997 and its reauthorization in 2004. Since IDEA 2004 took effect in July 2005, 11 court cases have been decided…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Disabilities, Special Education, Transitional Programs
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Exceptional Children, 2013
This article examines a critical question for the special education community: What should be the current meaning of "free appropriate public education" (FAPE) in light of not only the Supreme Court's landmark "Rowley" decision in 1982 but also developments in the 30 years since then? After synthesizing what the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Court Litigation, Disabilities
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Obiakor, Festus E. – Journal of the International Association of Special Education, 2011
The goal of any educational program is to help its students to maximize their fullest potential in inclusive environments. For many students with disabilities, having an inclusive environment seems to be an ideal policy. Ironically, this policy continues to be debatable and controversial. Sometimes, the controversy or debate dominates the real…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Learning Processes, Equal Education, Inclusion
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness, 2011
The National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. It represents a 25-plus year collaborative effort between the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), its predecessors and each state deaf-blind project throughout the…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation
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Scott, Laron; Saddler, Sterling; Thoma, Colleen A.; Bartholomew, Christina; Virginia, Nora Alder; Tamura, Ronald – Journal on Educational Psychology, 2011
Universal design for transition (UDT) refers to an approach to instructional planning, delivery, and assessment that bridges the gap between teaching academic and functional/transition goals. It builds upon the principals of universal design for learning (UDL) assuring that instructional practices are designed to meet the needs of diverse learners…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Student Interests, Instructional Development
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Parker, Audra; McHatton, Patricia Alvarez; Allen, Diedre; Rosa, Leila – Action in Teacher Education, 2010
Federal legislation (Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act, No Child Left Behind) mandates access to the general education curriculum for students with disabilities. As a response, K-12 schools are moving to coteaching models with increased frequency (National Center for Education Statistics, 2008). However, preservice teachers…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Access to Education, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education
National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness, 2009
The "National Child Count of Children and Youth who are Deaf-Blind" is the first and longest running registry and knowledge base of children who are deaf-blind in the world. It represents a 25 year collaborative effort between the National Consortium on Deaf-Blindness (NCDB), its predecessors and each state/multi-state deaf-blind project…
Descriptors: Deaf Blind, Children, Databases, Agency Cooperation