Children (3 to 22)

September 2010 In Spanish | En español The education of children with disabilities is a top national priority. Our nation's special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), sets high standards for their achievement and guides how special help and services are made available in schools to address their individual needs. More than 6 million children with disabilities receive special education and related services … [Read more...]

When the IEP Team Meets

———————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 When the IEP Team Meets, now at the CPIR, is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/meetings/———————September 2010This info in Spanish | Esta información en españolIEP teams … [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...]

General Authority of School Personnel

September 2010At the beginning of the school year, students often receive guidelines of expected standards of behavior, dress, academic integrity, and attendance, as well as the consequences of violating those standards. IDEA addresses the extent to which schools may take disciplinary action when a child with disabilities violates a local code of student conduct. These codes vary from place to place, so it may be important for you to get a copy of … [Read more...]

Subpart D of the Part B Regulations: Evaluations, Eligibility, IEPs, and Placement

En español | In Spanish If you're looking for practical information, summaries, or how-to's about evaluation, eligibility, IEPs, or placement, visit our Children (3-22) pages, where you'll find what you're looking for in abundance. The page you're on right now gives you IDEA's exact words, without explanation or commentary. e-CFR Data is current as of September 24, 2010 The latest iteration of these regulations is available online at GPO … [Read more...]

Applying Discipline Rules to Students with Disabilities

October 2010 NICHCY is pleased to offer you three types of information about how discipline rules may be applied to students with disabilities who violate a code of conduct. These webpages are found in our section on Placement, under Children and Youth (3-22), with quick-links to them below. ________________________ Placement and School Discipline A not-so-brief overview of how disciplinary action at school can affect a student's placement. … [Read more...]

Educational Environments for the Pupil with Behavioral Disorders: A Best Evidence Synthesis

NICHCY's Structured Abstract 63 describes the following: Title | Educational Environments for the Pupil with Behavioral Disorders: A "Best Evidence" Synthesis Author | Schneider, B.H., & Leroux, J. Source | Behavioral Disorders, 19(3), 192-204 Year Published | 1994 Abstract Reviews 25 controlled studies comparing the progress of children with behavioral disorders* in different educational settings. Pupils in self-contained special programs … [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...]

NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.