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Special Education

Mr. Geoff Smith

History
Spartans
Plato & Alexander the Great
Asclepiads
Jean Mark Gaspard

Early Education
School for the
Deaf

School for the


Blind

Joseph Kennedy Jr.


Foundation

Legislation
Vocational
Rehabilitation Act
of 1973

Education for All


Handicapped
Children Act of
1975

Cannot deny or exclude anybody


solely

The most far-reaching and


revolutionary

Civil rights

FAPE

FAPE

Least restrictive environment

Individuals with
Disabilities
Education Act
1997 & 2006
Zero reject
IEP plan

Who may have a disability and


potential signs
Autism
Deafness or blindness

Hearing impairment
Mental disabilities
Orthopedic impairment
Tourettes syndrome
Specific learning disability
Speech or learning
impairment

May have trouble learning the


alphabet, rhyming words, or
connecting letters to their
sounds

May make many mistakes


when reading aloud, and
repeat, and pause often
May learn language late and
have a limited vocabulary.
May have real trouble with
spelling.

IEP Process
Ten Steps
First Step- the child must be
identified.
Two ways to identify

Child Find

Referral or Request for


evaluation

Process Continued
Second, Child is
Evaluated
Third, Eligibility
Determining results
is Decided
Parents involvement
Group of professionals along
with parent
Whether the child is eligible or
not
Parental agreement and right to
disagree

Fourth, Child is
Eligible for
Services
IEP- 30 days

Process Continued
5th Step, IEP
Meeting is
Scheduled
IEP Team
All members are notified
Parents are notified and are to
invite individuals they believe can
help them

6th Step, IEP


Meeting is Held
Team Gathers
Childs education is main priority
IEP is a management tool
Evaluation device

Process Continued
7th Step, Services are Provided 8th Step, Progress is Measured
After IEP is Written
& Reported to parents
School obligation to make sure
everything on the IEP is carried
out

Goals are set within the IEP

Teachers responsible to
cooperate with IEP components

Determine if goals are met or


not

Parents are informed

Final Steps in Process


9th Step, IEP is
Reviewed

10th Step, Child is


Reevaluated

Reviewed by team, at least once a


year

At least every 3 years, the child


must be reevaluated.

Changes may occur, but parents


must be notified and give
permission

Purpose
Not restricted to once every 3
years, may happen more often

Parents
What are your rights?
What rights does the Individuals with Disabilities
Education Act, give upon you?
http://geoffsmith.weebly.com/parental-rights-underidea.html
Some tips for parents

What services are there for


Parents?
PEAK Parent
Center

South Dakota Regional


Office of Civil Rights

Resources

Resource for parents

Education

Review Federal Laws and


regulations

Training
Expand Parent Knowledge

Present claims

The End
Please feel free to check out my website and look over additional
information and this presentation.
Geoff Smith