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Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia. – 1986
This pamphlet guides parents of children with disabilities through the procedures for acquiring special education services in the state of Washington. Following an overview of special education, the pamphlet presents information on notice and consent procedures, confidentiality of records, individualized education programs (IEP), the placement…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Diagnosis, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility
Estudios sobre Educacion, 2002
This scholarly journal deals with the study of education. Articles in this second issue are: "La Vertebracion Academica de la Formacion Inicial del Profesorado" (The Academic Backbone of the Initial Formation of Teachers) (Jose M. Esteve); "Deficiencia Visual en el Nino" (Visual Deficiency in the Young Child) (Feli Peralta;…
Descriptors: Counseling, Educational Environment, Educational Practices, Foreign Countries
Kupper, Lisa, Ed. – 1994
This guide, available in both English and Spanish, answers questions often asked by parents about special education services. Questions and answers address the following topics: where to begin if a parent believes a child needs special education services, services available to very young children, the evaluation process, the Individualized…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Methods, Elementary Secondary Education
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Div. of Special Education Programs. – 1991
Intended for parents of children with possible disabilities in Texas, these two combined booklets (one in English and one in Spanish) outline the step-by-step process qualifying the child for special education services and explain the parent's rights and responsibilities under federal and state law. Introductory material includes a letter to…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Definitions, Disabilities, Discipline
Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), Eugene, OR. – 2001
Designed for Spanish-speaking parents of students with disabilities living in Oregon, this brochure describes the general mediation process that parents can use to resolve special education services disputes with schools. It begins by discussing what mediation is and the characteristics of a trained mediator. It addresses the requirement for…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation
Ewing, Preston E., Jr.; Hinton, Valeska S. – 1982
This bilingual handbook is intended to help parents understand their rights under P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. The following topics are addressed: the Act's legislative history, identification of special education, explanation of P.L. 94-142, parents' rights to know, student records, student testing, students'…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education
Celuzza, Paul W., Ed.; Clayton, Shelley Bakst, Ed. – 1979
Intended for handicapped students and their parents, the booklet presents a guide in Spanish to special education services in the Boston public schools. Chapter 766, the Massachusetts law guaranteeing free appropriate public education to every child, is focused on. Section 1 discusses such evaluation aspects as early childhood screening, referral,…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification
New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions. – 1982
The manual, in Spanish, describes programs and resources available for preschool handicapped children and their families in conjunction with the New York State Education Department. Section 1 on assistance in securing services, reviews the service provided by Early Childhood Direction Centers, and outlines the role of local Committees on the…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Due Process, Parent Education, Preschool Education
Parent Education Network, York, PA. – 1998
This guide, in Spanish, is intended to help Pennsylvania parents of preschool children with special needs to understand their rights and assist in the design of an appropriate early intervention preschool educational program. An overview of special education laws focuses on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B. The main sections…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Conflict Resolution, Delivery Systems, Disabilities
de Mezerville, Gaston; And Others – 1980
The manual, in Spanish, provides descriptions of rehabilitation, medical, and special education services; centers and institutions which offer physical and mental rehabilitation services; and lists of professionals and advocacy organizations in Costa Rica. Part 1 includes an overview of rehabilitation and special education, a short history of…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions
Anderson, Winifred; Chitwood, Stephen; Hayden, Deidre – 1999
Designed to assist Spanish-speaking parents and teachers in understanding special education procedures, this book describes the process for obtaining school services for children with disabilities. An introduction reviews six major provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) that relate to children's rights to a free,…
Descriptors: Academic Records, Career Planning, Civil Rights, Disabilities
New York State Education Dept. Albany. Office for the Education of Children with Handicapping Conditions. – 1986
This guide provides information to help parents of special needs children in New York become active partners in the planning and implementation of special education programs. The first part of the guide provides in-depth information related to the special education process in New York State public schools. A historical view of children's rights to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Handicap Identification
Santa Maria, Karen – 2001
Designed for Spanish-speaking parents, this brochure, written in Spanish, uses a car-trip analogy to describe special education services for students with disabilities. It addresses: (1) child find; (2) initial evaluation and eligibility determination; (3) categories of students who receive special education services and related services; (4)…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education
Seltzer, Tammy – 1998
This guide for parents, in Spanish, explains the changes in the federal special education law resulting from the 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Changes related to the parent's role in decisions about the child's education and in how schools can discipline special education students are highlighted. A…
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Decision Making, Disabilities, Discipline
Lopez de Williams, Milka – 1993
This Spanish-language master's thesis presents a study which measured special education teachers' knowledge of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) virus transmission and their attitudes toward children with AIDS in schools. Attitudes were then related to social variables such as sex, teacher's age, and knowing someone with AIDS. A survey of…
Descriptors: Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, Age Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Knowledge Level
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