ERIC Number: ED456590
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun-4
Youth Focus: Implementing IDEA. A National Conference (Cleveland, Ohio, June 4-6, 2001). Participant's Manual.
George, Carri; Heinsohn, Dawn; Langbehn, Kristy; Buppapong, Raweewan; Hollowell, Elizabeth; Petty, Richard; Hughey, Anne-Marie; Jones, Darrell Lynn; Boundy, Kathleen; Hollowell, Maureen
This participant's manual is part of a training program sponsored by IL NET, a national training and technical assistance project working to strengthen the independent living movement. It is intended to teach participants what the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) law and regulations require, how to do transition planning and the development of an Individualized Education Program (IEP), what the right to learn really means and its relevance to individual state regulations, how maximum integration can take place, and how disability rights advocates can affect change in the education system. The manual includes: (1) selected provisions of IDEA amendments of 1997; (2) topic briefs for parents and their advocates that address eligibility, disability related laws, related services, the free appropriate public education requirement, IEPs, student placement, notice and consent, students who are limited English speaking, homeless children, peer disability harassment, and educational records; (3) students with disabilities and the right to due process in school discipline; (4) including students with disabilities in standards based education reform; (5) information on nondiscrimination in programs and activities; (6) requirements of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy law; and (7) parent training and information centers and community groups in the United States. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Child Advocacy, Disabilities, Disability Discrimination, Discipline, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Homeless People, Individualized Education Programs, Limited English Speaking, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Records, Student Rights, Transitional Programs
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Rehabilitation Services Administration (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Rehabilitation and Research, Houston, TX.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997