Create a flowchart or graphic organizer depicting your understanding of the special education process and laws followed within a school or district.

Assignments     Flowchart of Special Education Process

Create a flowchart or graphic organizer depicting your understanding of the special education process and laws followed within a school or district.

 

Visit either a local school or district office and gather information and materials provided to parents of students with exceptionalities. Use this information to create your flowchart or graphic organizer.

 

In addition, write a 500-750 word parent-friendly summary of the special education process at this school or district. In the summary, explain the roles of the school, the parents and the students.

 

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.

 

You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.

Discussion Questions    Topic 4, DQ 1

What do you believe to be the most important component of IDEA and why?

 

Discussion Question     Topic 4, DQ 2

What should be taken into consideration when determining Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for a student?

Electronic Resource1. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, As Amended

Review the “Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, As Amended,” located on the ADA website.

http://www.ada.gov/pubs/ada.htm

2. The History of Special Education Law

Read “The History of Special Education Law,” by Wright, located on the Wrightslaw website.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/art/history.spec.ed.law.htm

3. Rethinking Special Education Due Process

Read “Rethinking Special Education Due Process,” by Pudelski, located on The School Superintendents Association website.

http://www.aasa.org/uploadedFiles/Policy_and_Advocacy/Public_Policy_Resources/Special_Education/AASARethinkingSpecialEdDueProcess.pdf

4. Title I-Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Read the “Title I-Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act,” located on the U.S. Copyright Office website.

http://www.copyright.gov/legislation/pl108-446.pdf

5. Procedural Safeguards

Review Procedural Safeguards resources on the U.S. Department of Education website.

http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/%2Croot%2Cdynamic%2CTopicalArea%2C12%2C 

6. Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Review Individualized Education Program (IEP) resources on the U.S. Department of Education website.

 

http://idea.ed.gov/explore/view/p/%2Croot%2Cdynamic%2CTopicalArea%2C1%2C