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Henderson, Kelly – Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), 2008
Though most interactions between parents and school personnel about students with disabilities are positive and productive, disagreements can arise. Disputes may range in intensity from minor miscommunications to significant conflicts that trigger the use of procedural safeguards available under federal law. The Individuals with Disabilities…
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Special Education, Federal Legislation, Disabilities
Henderson, Kelly – 2001
This digest compares the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as amended in 1997, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Comparisons are provided which look at: (1) the type/purpose of each Act; (2) eligibility for services under each Act; (3) whether the Act requires the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation
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Bradley, Renee; Henderson, Kelly; Monfore, Dorotha A. – Behavioral Disorders, 2004
Improving the services for children with emotional or behavioral problems has been one of the priorities of the Department of Education for the last four decades. Since its implementation, the Office of Special Education Programs has been dedicated to funding and supporting research in the area of emotional disorders. Despite increased attention…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Emotional Disturbances, Children, Behavioral Science Research
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Henderson, Kelly; Klein, Sheri; Gonzalez, Patricia; Bradley, Renee – Behavioral Disorders, 2005
Maintaining an adequate supply of qualified special education personnel is a major challenge. In particular, serious shortages of teachers of children with emotional disturbance (ED) jeopardize delivery of appropriate special education and services to this population. This article reports data from the national Study of Personnel Needs in Special…
Descriptors: Personnel Needs, Credentials, Teaching Conditions, Special Education
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Ringeisen, Heather; Henderson, Kelly; Hoagwood, Kimberly – School Psychology Review, 2003
Reviews have identified mental health interventions that are relevant to schools; unfortunately, this research pays insufficient attention to the school context. Several aspects of school context likely influence the ability of schools to change current practices or adopt new ones. Relying on an organizational framework, a three-level model of…
Descriptors: Intervention, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Educational Environment
Henderson, Kelly – 1997
This paper describes an instructional method designed to increase opportunities for students to learn and practice appropriate social skills. The strategies for development and implementation of such structured programs of nature-based and animal-based activities are based in part on a pilot program in three urban elementary and middle schools.…
Descriptors: Animals, Concept Formation, Educational Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education
Henderson, Kelly – 1995
This brief paper presents a comparative overview of three major federal laws affecting people with disabilities: the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Presented in chart form, the three pieces of legislation are compared for the…
Descriptors: Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Due Process
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McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Henderson, Kelly – Journal of Special Education, 1998
This study examined provisions for special education services in state charter school legislation through document reviews, a survey of charter schools, interviews, and site visits to four Colorado charter schools. It found significant variability across states and among the Colorado charter schools in how students with disabilities access the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Charter Schools, Delivery Systems, Disabilities
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McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Nolet, Victor; Rhim, Lauren Morando; Henderson, Kelly – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1999
Examines the 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Ac,t noting the law's alignment with standards-based reforms and new provisions in four areas: individualized education programs, state performance goals, student assessments, and funding. Discusses content standards and the general education curriculum, case studies of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Disabilities, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education
Schrag, Judy A.; Henderson, Kelly – 1995
This report summarizes an analysis of information needs among 42 state directors of special education and other state education agency (SEA) staff. Areas identified as moderate to strong needs for further information include: assistive technology, discipline and behavior management, early childhood, finance, Individualized Education Programs,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Information Needs
Schrag, Judy A.; Henderson, Kelly – 1996
This paper provides a synthesis of the literature on school-based intervention assistance teams and their direct or indirect impact on special education programs and practices. A total of 67 articles, documents, reports, and/or books was reviewed. A background section considers the history of these teams, their composition, and the prereferral…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes, Behavior Problems, Elementary Secondary Education
Meisel, Sheri; Leone, Peter; Henderson, Kelly; Cohen, Mary – 1998
This paper discusses the need for collaboration among educational and treatment professionals for the provision of appropriate special education services for youth at-risk for delinquency and for those in correctional settings. It examines multidisciplinary collaboration as a key organizing principle for special education service delivery in…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Behavior Disorders, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions
McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Henderson, Kelly; Rhim, Lauren M. – 1998
This monograph has been developed as part of an intensive, 3-year study of five local school districts engaged in general and special education reform. The purpose of the study was to examine how educational reforms were being defined and implemented at the local district and school levels, particularly with students with disabilities. The…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Standards, Accountability, Case Studies
McLaughlin, Margaret J.; Rhim, Lauren Morando; Henderson, Kelly – 1998
More and more legislatures are introducing program consolidation to assist districts anxious to increase flexibility and reduce fragmentation among categorical programs. To assess this strategy, findings related to efforts to achieve greater flexibility and consolidation of resources across special education, Title I, and programs for…
Descriptors: Consolidated Schools, Educational Change, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education