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Special Education Services

Special Education Information:


The Brain and Dyslexia

February 16, 2001 Web posted at: 11:40 AM EST (1640 GMT) SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- Discovery of a deficit in key reading and visual centers of the brain could lead to early diagnosis and treatment for a disorder that affects about 15 percent of the population,...

Discipline Disputes

Continued behavior problems often indicate that a child’s program is not appropriate. If parents suspect that behavior problems are preventing their child from succeeding at school, they should write to the principal and request an IEP Team Meeting or “Pre-Hearing Conference.”

The Rights of Students with Physical or Health Impairments

WHO DOES NEED SPECIAL EDUCATION? Some children with disabilities may need special accommodations in school, and yet not need formal "special education." These children can include those with epilepsy, asthma, diabetes, muscular dystrophy or other health or physical...

AD/HD under IDEA

What You Need To Know About AD/HD Under The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (By Matthew Cohen, JD)

Diabetes Issues in the School and Classroom

Insulin pumps and classroom finger stick testing have improved treatment, yet schools often are hesitant or have concerns regarding their use. These documents go a long way toward addressing school issues and allowing student’s independence.

Your Right to Disagree

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them.  Your right to disagree is basic to advocating for your child with special needs.  The information presented at this site is for general use only and...

The Instruction Support Team

IST - The Instruction Support Team What is IST ? The Instructional Support Team (IST) is an innovative program whose goals are to maximize individual student success in the regular classroom, while at the same time serving as a screening process for students who may...

Individualized Education Programs (IEPS)

To Assure the Free Appropriate Public Education of all Children with Disabilities - 1995 Table 6.4 Summary of Findings in Final Monitoring Reports Issued During FY 1994 Individualized Education Programs (IEPS) 300.343(a) and (d) -- Public agencies must conduct...

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