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...]

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...]

Disability Awareness

Resources updated, May 2013 NICHCY receives many calls and emails each year from people looking for materials on disability awareness. People need these materials for many different reasons, from classroom instructional units, to Girl Scout information fairs, to school reports. This resource page (what's below) provides just a sample of selected materials available from different organizations. We also receive many requests for information about … [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 15: LRE Decision Making

———————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 Module 15, now at the CPIR, is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/partb-module15/———————April 2008English only slideshowHandouts for Participants in English and in SpanishAuthors:Theresa … [Read more...]

Roles of paraeducators in inclusive classrooms

This 3-part series may interest many of you. Find it online at the Inclusive Schools Network on this page (scroll past the four FAQs): http://inclusiveschools.org/paraeducators/ … [Read more...]

Teacher preparation to deliver inclusive services to students with disabilities

This Issue Paper briefly reviews the legal and policy foundations and best professional practices for inclusive services. It also discusses the key components of inclusive services that should be incorporated in teacher preparation at the preservice and inservice levels and offers an Inclusive Services Innovation Configuration, which can be used to evaluate general and special education teacher preparation and professional development programs.http://www.tqsource.org/publications/TeacherPreparationtoDeliverInclusiveServices.pdf … [Read more...]

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