Restraining the Use of Restraints for Students with Disabilities: An Empirical Analysis of the Case Law

April 2012Read the Article (PDF)About This ArticleIn recent years, reports of the use of restraints and seclusion with students with disabilities have garnered attention not only from educators and the general public but also from legislators and litigators.  This article briefly reviews recent federal efforts to minimize the use of restraints and seclusion to control student behavior, noting that prohibiting their use is currently a matter of state … [Read more...]

Subpart G of the Part C Regulations | State Interagency Coordinating Council

_________________________________Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Subpart G of the Part C Regulations | State Interagency Coordinating Council at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partc-subpartg/_________________________________November … [Read more...]

Second Circuit and New York Case Law under the IDEA and Section 504/ADA

February 2013 Read the article (PDF) About This Article With the exception of the District of Columbia, New York is the leading jurisdiction in terms of adjudicated impartial hearings under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  Thus, its impartial hearing officers may find it beneficial to have a ready source of the judicial precedents in their jurisdiction. This annotated outline is a 11/21/12 compilation of most … [Read more...]

Eleventh Circuit and Florida Court Decisions 1995 to the Present Under the IDEA and Section 504/ADA

February 2013Read the article (PDF)About This ArticleThis annotated outline is a compilation of most of the officially and unofficially published special education decisions issued by the U.S Supreme Court, the Eleventh Circuit, and the courts in Florida starting in 1995 and ending with the compiling date of 12/15/12.The coverage does not extend to pertinent rulings that are no longer good law and—with limited exceptions—to those specific to overly … [Read more...]

Seventh Circuit and Illinois Law under the IDEA and Section 504/ADA

February 2013Read the article (PDF)About This ArticleThis annotated outline is a compilation of most of the officially and unofficially published special education decisions issued by the Seventh Circuit and the courts in Illinois starting in 1995 and ending with the compiling date of 12/31/12.Because the primary intended use is for Illinois impartial hearing officers (IHOs), the coverage does not extend to pertinent rulings that are no longer … [Read more...]

Glossary for translating IDEA into Spanish

The OSEP English to Spanish Translation Glossary was developed by the Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center@SPAN to ensure that educational terms related to the implementation of IDEA (the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) used in documents to promote parents’ authentic participation are translated in a uniform and comprehensible way, across states, geographical regions and communities of Spanish speakers. Included in this glossary … [Read more...]

The Legal Basis of Response to Intervention: Analysis and Implications

September 2013Read the article (PDF) About this ArticleThe Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA) of 2004 makes significant and controversial changes to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Two very significant changes in this law are provisions that (a) allow school districts to spend up to 15% of their IDEA Part B funds on early intervening services in general education settings and (b) prohibit states … [Read more...]

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