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Specialized curriculum and the LAW National PTA Legislative Conference March 11, 2009 Nancy Reder, Esq. Agent Executive Director, NASDSE

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Some Background Information A tiny bit about me… . A tiny bit about NASDSE… .

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Overview of this Presentation Overview of IDEA and your rights under IDEA The reauthorization of IDEA How to function with your school Where to turn for help in your group How your PTA can fortify your school-construct IDEA people group In light of line assets

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) can be extremely confounding.

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What is the IDEA? Thought gives a free proper state funded training to 6.1 million school age youngsters in the U.S. Additionally serves just about 1 million youngsters ages birth to five. Be that as it may, it doesn\'t serve all kids with inabilities

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Funding for IDEA The government gives more than $10 B; yet this is under 20% of what it expenses to teach understudies with handicaps States and nearby school areas (LEA) take care of a large portion of the expenses of extraordinary eudcation To track elected uses for IDEA, go to , click on "spending plan"

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Parts of the IDEA Part B - essential awards to states for 3-21 year old project Section 619 – 3-5 year old program Part C – newborn child –toddler program; birth through 2 years old Part D – elected specialized help bolsters

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Why IDEA is So Complicated It\'s an elected social liberties statute There are elected controls There are state laws and directions There are neighborhood execution rules

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What Are State/District Responsibilities? Distinguish, find and assess youngsters with incapacities Ensure that all custom curriculum educators are exceedingly qualified Evaluate each tyke associated with having a handicap Annually build up an individualized instruction program (IEP) for every kid

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What States/Districts Must Do (con\'t) Provide instructive administrations at all prohibitive environment (LRE) Provide procedural protections Include all understudies with inabilities in state and region appraisal programs

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Don\'t Get Confused Requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) are not the same as IDEA. There are territories where the two laws cover yet there are contrasts between the two.

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Identify, Locate and Evaluate Children With Disabilities Child Find As a guardian, you don\'t have to sit tight for the school to come to you What if your school says your tyke needn\'t bother with an assessment?

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Ensure That All Special Education Teachers Are Highly Qualified Full state affirmation Holds a permit to instruct in the state Holds no less than a B.A. degree Highly qualified in center substance if instructing in center substance region as characterized under NCLB Note: relies on upon classroom setting Note: standard varies for contract schools

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Evaluate Every Child Suspected of Having a Disability Generally area has 60 days to finish assessment unless state approach has diverse time allotment Note new choices for understudies with particular learning handicaps No more required to utilize inconsistency model What is Response to Intervention (RTI)?

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What is Response to Intervention Multi-layered model of administration conveyance Uses a critical thinking technique Uses research-based, deductively accepted intercessions/guideline to the degree accessible Monitor understudy advancement to advise direction

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More on RTI Three key segments of RTI High-quality direction/mediation Learning rate and level of execution are the essential wellsprings of data Decisions about force and term of mediations depend on individual understudy reaction to direction

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Resources on RTI (click on \'cooperation on issues\') RTI Action Network, The National Center on Response to Intervention,

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Annually Develop an IEP for Each Child An IEP is a composed articulation that incorporates: Present level of execution Measurable objectives Statement of a specialized curriculum and related administrations Explanation of the degree (assuming any) that the youngster will be taught and take part with general instruction peers Accommodations, if any Transition arrangement (before the understudy\'s 16 th birthday

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Who Must Attend an IEP Meeting? Guardians General training instructor Special instruction educator LEA agent Individual who can decipher assessment results When fitting the kid An individual from the group may not go to if both the guardian and the LEA concur that they are not applicable (range not being examined or adjusted) *New control on guardian advocates*

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How Often Does an IEP Meeting Occur? The IEP group will survey the IEP at the very least every year The IEP group changes the arrangement as important to address any absence of advancement Re-assessments happen no less than like clockwork unless the guardian or educator ask for a re-assessment sooner or unless the guardian and the LEA concur it is pointless

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What Is Meant By Least Restrictive Environment? School locale must offer a scope of positions – what\'s a LRE for one youngster may not be a LRE for another kid Not each school needs to give each administration

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What If the School District Can\'t Provide the Services in the IEP? At the point when tuition based school is the main situation alternative What is a school locale\'s obligation when guardians singularly put their tyke in a non-public school?

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Procedural Safeguards Right to analyze records Prior composed notification in local dialect unless not attainable Opportunity for intercession Opportunity to document an objection with the state Opportunity to record a due procedure grumbling

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Two Types of Complaints recorded with the state – inability to give FAPE Complaints recorded the school region – inability to give administrations on the IEP

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Filing of Complaint Complaints must be documented in composing – school area has 10 days to react IDEA 2004 included prerequisites that protests be in composing, two-year statute of constraint; and vis-à-vis meeting inside 15 days of getting grievance Specific courses of events for listening to officers to hear matters

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Alternate debate determination Mediation Opportunity to meet with unengaged gathering Facilitated IEP meeting For more data, go to: and

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Withdrawing Your Child from Special Education New direction gives guardians the one-sided choice to pull back their tyke from a specialized curriculum

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Important Components of Special Education That Are Key to General Education Universal outline for Learning (UDL) Is a system for planning instructive situations that empower all learners to pick up information and abilities. For data, go to or

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Important Components of Special Education That Are Key to General Education (con\'t) Positive behavioral backings (PBS) For more data, go to Braided financing – boost cash is going to your school so be readied

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Section 619 and Part C Section 619 serves 3-5 year olds – they are qualified for FAPE Part C serves babies and little children birth through age 2 (through the age of 2) – There is no FAPE qualification. There is an ISFP (Individualized Family Service Plan)

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More on Section 619 and Part C Section 619 served more than 700,000 kids in the Fall of 2007 Part C served almost 317,000 newborn children and little children in the Fall of 2007

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IDEA Reauthorization When is it coming? ESEA reauthorization needs to start things out –2010? What will the significant issues be? Nearer linkages to ESEA Probably specialized issues IDEA experienced real changes in 1997 and 2004

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How PTAs Can Work With Their Schools to Improve the Special Ed Climate Remember, understudies with handicaps are general training understudies first! Distinguish both general and custom curriculum work force in your school who make up the \'center group\' –things to remember Title I (NCLB) schools – cross cutting issues Other cross cutting issues – e.g., RTI/PBS

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Establish Faculty/Parent Team Find out what issues guardians appear to battle with – what do they require data about? How personnel/guardian groups can resolve issues before they get to be \'issues\' Parent training is the key! Distinguish assets in the school Identify assets in the school District Identify assets in the group

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Resources in the School Special instruction staff Administrators, educators, school social laborers, clinicians General ed faculty Career and tech ed staff Parents Students (if secondary school)

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Resources in the School District Special Education staff But… don\'t simply think specialized curriculum Career and tech ed faculty

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Resources in the Community Business pioneers Vocational Rehabilitation Medicaid/SSI Parent Information Centers (for data, go to ) Community aggregates that work with non-English talking families in your school group

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Communities of Practice another method for working – should be possible at any level

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Providing/Sharing Information Hosting enlightening meeting IDEA 101 Transition What\'s the contrast somewhere around 504 and IDEA Facilitating gatherings to address systemic concerns

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Resources NICHCY: U.S. Division of Education:

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NASDSE Contact Information

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