Extent of Nonparticipation

September 2010This info in Spanish | Esta información en español This short article addresses the component of the IEP we’ll call “extent of nonparticipation.”  The language at §300.320(a)(5) states the IEP must include:(5) An explanation of the extent, if any, to which the child will not participate with nondisabled children in the regular class and in the activities described in paragraph (a)(4) of this section...This provision is pretty … [Read more...]

Placement Issues

------------------------------ 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 this page, Placement Issues, is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/placement/ ------------------------------ September 2010 This information in Spanish | … [Read more...]

Placement, Short-and-Sweet

-------------------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 this page, Placement Short-and-Sweet, is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/placement-overview/------------------- September 2010Once the IEP team has decided what services a … [Read more...]

Considering LRE in Placement Decisions

------------------------------------ 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 Considering LRE in Placement Decisions at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/placement-lre/ ------------------------------------ About … [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...]

School Inclusion

---------------------Alert! Alert!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 School Inclusion at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/inclusion/---------------------Resources updated, February 2013Inclusion is part of a much larger picture than just placement … [Read more...]

Indicator 5 | Participation/Time in General Education Settings (LRE)

Updated, April 2013 Indicator 5 is meant to address student placement in the least restrictive environment (LRE) and reads as follows: _____________________________________ Percent of children with IEPs aged 6 through 21 served: A. Inside the regular class 80% or more of the day; B. Inside the regular class less than 40% of the day; and C. In separate schools, residential facilities, or homebound/hospital placements.  [20 U.S.C. 1416(a)(3)(A)] _____________________________________ Resources … [Read more...]

Indicator 6 | Preschool Children in General Education Settings

Updated, April 2013Indicator 6, sometimes referred to as Preschool LRE, concerns itself with the number of children with disabilities in preschools who received their special education services in general education settings, alongside their peers without disabilities. This is in keeping with the principles and requirements of IDEA with respect to children's placement in the least restrictive environment (LRE).The indicator reads as follows:______________________________Percent … [Read more...]

Starter Set of Resources on LRE

---------------- 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 this page, Starter Set of Resources on LRE, is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/lre-resources/ ---------------- Updated, April 2013 Looking for information, resources, … [Read more...]

Module 1: Top 10 Basics of Special Education

by Lisa Küpper, NICHCY July 2007 ** Este módulo está disponible en español: Los 10 Datos Principales Acerca de la Educación Especial Module 1 welcomes everyone to IDEA. With these training materials, you can learn about and give trainings that include: a quick overview to the 10 major steps in special education (three of which are evaluation, eligibility, and writing the IEP); and the top 5 acronyms used in special education (IDEA, … [Read more...]

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