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Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, US Department of Education, 2015
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) administers programs that assist in educating children and youth with disabilities and provides funding for vocational rehabilitation (VR) services for youth and adults with disabilities. OSERS established the Transition Steering Committee to focus specifically on the services,…
Descriptors: Vocational Rehabilitation, Disabilities, Youth, Access to Education
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Novak, Jeanne – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2015
While conversations around the inclusion of individuals with disabilities often focus on the educational rights and needs of children with disabilities during their school years, there is a growing recognition that the period of transition from secondary school to adult roles is a critical time in the lives of individuals with disabilities. For…
Descriptors: Youth Employment, Youth Problems, Youth Programs, Disabilities
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Barnard-Brak, Lucy; Xiao, Feiya; Liu, Xiaoya – Education and Treatment of Children, 2014
The improper use of reported restraints has been associated with serious injury and death in both mental health and school settings. However, there is currently no federal legislation that regulates the use of reported restraints in the schools in contrast to health care facilities (e.g., Children's Health Act of 2000). As children with…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Public Schools, Socioeconomic Status, Low Income
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Hashey, Andrew I.; Stahl, Skip – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2014
The growing presence of K-12 online education programs is a trend that promises to increase flexibility, improve efficiency, and foster engagement in learning. Students with disabilities can benefit from dynamic online educational environments, but only to the extent that they can access and participate in the learning process. As students with…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Access to Education, Student Participation, Disabilities
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Poulin, David; Martinez, David; Aenchbacher, Amy; Aiello, Rocco; Doyle, Mike; Hilgenbrinck, Linda; Busse, Sean; Cappuccio, Jim – Journal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance, 2013
In Part III of the feature, physical educators and adapted physical educators offer current best practices as models of implementation for readers. Contributions included are: (1) Answer to the Dear Colleague Letter from the Anchorage School District's Adapted Sport Program (David Poulin); (2) Georgia's Adapted Physical Educators Response to the…
Descriptors: Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Best Practices, Letters (Correspondence)
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Hardcastle, Lisa A.; Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 2012
School leaders are familiar with the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, but they also need to be legally literate about Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. This need is particularly pressing in the wake of significant recent changes in Section 504 as a result of the Americans With Disabilities Amendments Act. This case illustrates the…
Descriptors: Educational Administration, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Compliance (Legal), Legal Responsibility
Schweitzer, Sherry, Ed. – US Department of Education, 2009
The purpose of the U.S. Department of Education's online newsletter "The Education Innovator" is to promote innovative practices in education; to offer features on promising programs and practices; to provide information on innovative research, schools, policies, and trends; and to keep readers informed of key Department priorities and…
Descriptors: Independent Living, Elementary Secondary Education, Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation
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Bassett, Diane S.; Kochhar-Bryant, Carol A. – Focus on Exceptional Children, 2006
Over the past 20 years, major transformations have occurred in educational, social, political, and economic areas that continue to have an impact on the education and development of youth with disabilities and the institutions that support them. Approximately half of all students with disabilities in 2003-04 spent 80% or more of their day in a…
Descriptors: Job Training, Lifelong Learning, Career Development, Education Work Relationship
Gormley, Shannon; Hughes, Charles; Block, Lydia; Lendmann, Christy – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2005
In order to gain access to services at universities and colleges, students with learning disabilities must provide documentation of their disability. However, secondary schools are not required by law to provide the documentation often requisite at the postsecondary level. Also, it appears that secondary schools may collect even less psychometric…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Eligibility, Learning Disabilities, Federal Legislation
Murphy, Marianne; Golden, Thomas – Employment and Disability Institute, 2004
It is clear that the intention of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Individual with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 require both the Education Agency and the Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (VESID, in New York State) to jointly participate in the development of transition plans for students with disabilities as they prepare for employment…
Descriptors: Disabilities, High School Students, Vocational Rehabilitation, Individualized Transition Plans
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Madaus, Joseph W.; Shaw, Stan F. – Intervention in School and Clinic, 2004
Secondary schools and postsecondary institutions differ in their obligations to students with disabilities under the regulations of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. This article presents several of the key differences between Subpart D, which applies to secondary schools, and Subpart E, which applies to postsecondary institutions.…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Attitudes toward Disabilities, Disabilities