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  1. 1. Denber Cruz CBD 501
  2. 2. • Federal Law that governs how public agencies provide special IDEA education to students with disabilities • Deals with the educational needs of students up to age twenty • Individualized Education Programs IEP • Required that (IEPs) be created for each special education students • Free Appropriate Public Education FAPE • An educational program designed to meet the distinct needs of each special education student LRE • Least Restrictive Environment • An educational setting most like that of the students typical peers that meet the needs of the special education student
  3. 3. Section 504 • A national law that protects qualified individuals from discrimination based on their disability. Who Is Protected • Persons with a physical or mental impairment which from Discrimination? substantially limits one or more major life activities • AIDS, alcoholism, blindness or visual Some examples of impairment, cancer, deafness or hearing impairments impairment, diabetes, drug addiction, heart disease, and mental illness
  4. 4. Deny qualified • the opportunity to participate in or benefit from federally funded individuals programs, services, or other benefits • to programs, services, benefits or Deny access opportunities to participate as a result of physical barriers Deny • including hiring, promotion, training, and employment fringe benefits, for which they are opportunities otherwise entitled or qualified
  5. 5. ADA gives civil rights protections that are like those • race, sex, national origin, and religion provided to individuals on the basis of • employment, public ADA guarantees accommodations, transportation, State equal opportunity and local government services, and for individuals in telecommunications
  6. 6. Discrimination must • Reasonable changes in policies, practices, and procedures avoided • must be removed if removal is readily achievable Physical barriers in • if those methods are readily achievable, alternative methods of existing facilities providing the services must be offered Equal opportunity to • Auxiliary aids and services must be provided to individuals with participate or benefit vision, hearing impairments or other disability Public accommodations • Restaurants, hotels, theaters, doctors' offices, pharmacies, retail may not discriminate on stores, museums, libraries, parks, private schools, and day care centers the basis of disability
  7. 7. Public • Busses must be accessible to individuals with disabilities • Bus stations must be accessible Bus • Transit authorities must provide special transportation Systems services to those who cannot use fixed route bus services Public • Rail vehicles must be accessible to individuals with Rail disabilities • Rail stations must be accessible Systems
  8. 8. State or local governments may not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. All government facilities, services, and communications must be accessible consistent with the requirements of section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  9. 9. • HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR EVERY CHILD NCLB • The law prohibits schools from excluding students with disabilities from the accountability system • provides funding for states to design and implement annual tests for all children NCLB • information from these tests is a valuable resource for parents and educators
  10. 10. • The provision ensures that schools receive credit for the NCLB progress of all children—including children with the most significant cognitive disabilities • Schools will not be identified by states’ education authorities as NCLB “needing improvement” if their students with the most significant cognitive disabilities are unable to achieve at the same level as their peers • This new provision protects children with disabilities from being NCLB excluded from accountability systems that provide valuable information to parents and educators
  11. 11. A very small number of students with disabilities are not able to be assessed meaningfully against the same standards as their classmates Ensures that schools, districts and states are rewarded for the progress that students with the most significant cognitive disabilities make during the school year The provision does not limit how many students can be assessed against alternate achievement standards ALL PARENTS DESERVE TO KNOW THEIR CHILDREN ARE LEARNING
  12. 12. Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records Parents or eligible • have the right to inspect and review the student's students education records Parents or eligible • have the right to request that a school correct records which they believe to be inaccurate or students misleading • to release any information from a student's Schools must have education record written permission
  13. 13.  Parents have a right to give Informed consent  Parents have a right to revoke consent  Parents have a right to be informed in writing, in language that is understandable  Right to independent evaluations – at public expense  Access to Information and Privacy under FERPA
  14. 14.  IEPs – Students have a right to an individualized educational plan  FAPE – Students have a right to a free and appropriate public education  LRE- Students have a right to an environment hat is least restrictive  To be treated with respect
  15. 15.  Keep lines of communication open  Provide honest answers  Be a part of the IEP team  Inform the school of any changes in student behavior  Give informed consent
  16. 16.  Give the written consent for the referral evaluation  Maintain records of any changes in student behavior or activities for assessment  Be a part of the IEP team for planning  Give informed consent for the student placement
  17. 17. FERPA • For additional information or technical assistance, you may call (202) 260-3887 (voice). Individuals who use TDD may call the Federal Information Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339 Section 504 • Americans with Disabilities Act • Complaints about violations of title I (employment) by units of State and local government or by private employers should be filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Call 800 - 669 - 4000 (voice) or 800 - 669 - 6820 (TTY) to reach the field office in your area. Individuals with Disabilities Educational Act •