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Who Is Eligible for Special Education Services?

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The federal government, through legislation entitled Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), states that a child with a disability is defined as a school age child who has been evaluated and determined to have one of the following disabilities that adversely affects the child's educational performance and who therefore needs . . . read more

No Child Left Behind

The No Child Left Behind Act is an education-reform bill passed by the United States Congress and signed into law in January of 2002. No Child Left Behind dramatically increases the role of the federal government in K-12 education, focusing . . . read more

Definitions and Acronyms Used in Special Education

| October 29, 2013

GLOSSARY OF TERMS/DEFINITIONS ACCOMMODATIONS : Instructional techniques, additional supports or specialized services to help a student make progress or demonstrate learning. ADAPTED PHYSICAL EDUCATION (APE) : . . . read more

What Are Related Services?

| October 29, 2013

Related Services are support services designed to assist children with disabilities benefit from special education.  Services necessary to help the student succeed may be identified by the IEP Team when the individualized education . . . read more


What is Child Find? Child find is the process of locating, evaluating, and identifying children with disabilities who may be in need of special education and related services. What is a disability? For children ages . . . read more

Where Are Special Education Services Provided?

August 1, 2012

     The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires states to establish procedures to assure, "that to the maximum extent appropriate," children with disabilities are educated with children who are . . . read more

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