Developmental Delay

Updated March 2012 NICHCY Disability Fact Sheet No. 9 (FS9) PDF version If you're reading this, perhaps you're concerned about your child's development. We're glad you're here, because there are many immediate things you can do to help your son or daughter. First, know that there's help available to find out just what the difficulties are, if any, and address those difficulties. The good news is that this help is usually free, and … [Read more...]

Subpart A of the Part B Regulations: General Provisions

Estas regulaciones en español | These regulations in Spanish If you're looking for a summary of IDEA's purposes and key definitions, try our Key Terms to Know in Special Education. The page you're currently on gives you IDEA's exact words, without explanation or commentary. e-CFR Data is current as of September 22, 2010 Title 34: Education   PART 300—ASSISTANCE TO STATES FOR THE EDUCATION OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES Subpart A—General Purposes … [Read more...]

Key Terms to Know in Special Education

October 2010 En español | In SpanishSpecial education is full of terms that people constantly use in writing and in conversation, and it's important to know what those terms mean. NICHCY is pleased to provide this handy reference to special education terminology, and hopes it helps our readers quickly connect with the meaning of pivotal words and phrases in the field.Quick-Jump Index to the TermsPoint of Reference: IDEAChild with a disabilityFAPE … [Read more...]

Module 13: Content of the IEP

by Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper NICHCY | National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities December 2007 **Este módulo está disponible en español: El Contenido del IEP Module 13 looks in detail at the information that must be included in the IEP of every child with a disability receiving special education and related services under IDEA. This is critical knowledge for families and school personnel to have! The module  is available … [Read more...]

What Does the Law Say?

April 2012Read the article (PDF) About the ArticleThe article presents questions and answers related to educational law in the U.S., including how the response to intervention (RTI) process is interpreted in the court system, how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) impacts children with Asperger's syndrome, and how mental retardation is legally defined.Back to topGeneral InformationRead the article: http://nichcy.org/wp-content/uploads/docs/journals/zirkel2.pdfAPA … [Read more...]

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