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  • Disabilities Which Qualify Children and Youth
    Disabilities Which Qualify Children and Youth For Special Education Services. National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities. The Education of the Handicapped Act, Public Law (P.L.) 94-142, was passed by Congress in 1975 and amended by P.L. 99-457 in 1986 to ensure that all children with disabilities would have a free, appropriate public education available to them which would meet their unique needs. It was again amended in 1990 and the name was changed to IDEA.
    (Added: Tue Oct 23 2001)
  • Questions Often Asked About Special Ed Services
    Where do I begin if I believe my child needs special education services? Begin by asking questions and developing a better understanding of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Public Law 102- 119. This law guarantees a free appropriate public education to children with disabilities. The tips and suggestions on the following pages will help you obtain special education and related services for your child. You may also want to talk to parents of children who are already receiving special education services. Local parent organizations can assist you. For information about parent groups or statewide disability organizations, check the enclosed NICHCY State Resource Sheet for your state.
    (Added: Tue Oct 23 2001)
  • Special Education Process-Rights and Responsibilities
    ERIC EC Digest #E567 May 1998. Author: Bernadette Knoblauch. Public Law 105-17, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997, clearly strengthens the rights of children with disabilities and their parents. It builds on the achievements gained under Public Law 94-142, the Education for the Handicapped Act, and Public Law 101-476, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). A fundamental provision of these special education laws is the right of parents to participate in the educational decision-making process.
    (Added: Sun Oct 28 2001)
  • The Real Guide to Surviving IEP
    By Theresa Kelly Darr. With the advent of early intervention programs in local schools, parents of disabled children have to be part of their local school's special education system earlier than they expected. An important part of making the system work for your child is handling the yearly IEP (Individual Educational Planning) meeting to plan your child's education for the current or next school year.
    (Added: Thu Jul 19 2001)
  • The School Psychologist's Role in School Assessment
    Authors - Sylvia Rosenfield and Deborah Nelson. ERIC Digest 1995 ED391985. School psychologists can play a unique role in schools because of their assessment expertise. Traditionally, they have been most involved in individual psychoeducational assessment for classification and labeling purposes, but the limitations of this form of assessment for building intervention strategies has led many school psychologists to broaden their role. Techniques linking assessment to interventions are being demonstrated by school psychologists as they consult with teachers to enhance the classroom performance of students.
    (Added: Tue Oct 23 2001)