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Tate, James O. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2000
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 1997 amendments that are important to rural schools are funding compliance requirements, changes in identification and evaluation of students with disabilities, and qualitative standards for providing special education and related services. Guidelines resulting from court decisions are presented…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Disabilities
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Clark, Gary M.; McDonnell, John – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Addresses the feasibility of developing rural community transition councils to improve transition services for students with disabilities. Describes the role of local transition councils in relation to the context of rural communities and transition services. Includes suggestions for enhancing community cohesiveness and community capacity to…
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Community Involvement, Community Services, Community Support
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Wheeler, Wendy Polsky; And Others – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1993
Describes a rural Illinois early-intervention program that incorporates long-term planning, interagency collaboration, and parental involvement in the transition of developmentally delayed young children to preschool programs. Compares four types of programs for disabled preschool students, and identifies factors for parents to consider in program…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Early Intervention, Parent Education
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D'Alonzo, Bruno J.; Giordano, Gerard – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1994
Discusses principles of rural transitional programs for disabled students and strategies for prevocational training such as career visitors, career field trips, career day fair, career bulletin boards, career learning centers, and career aptitude inventories. Discusses strategies for supplementing school programs with community and home-based…
Descriptors: Career Education, Disabilities, Education Work Relationship, Educational Strategies
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Bull, Kay Sather; Kimball, Sarah – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 1997
Risk communication is a methodology recommended for rural special education professionals who communicate with parents and teachers. Using rural special education examples, the steps of risk-based decision making are described: hazard identification, hazard assessment, risk assessment, risk management, risk analysis, and risk communication.…
Descriptors: Administrators, Communication Skills, Disabilities, Elementary Secondary Education