Informal guidance issued from the U.S. Department of Education indicates that the requirement in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, that students be placed in the “least restrictive environment” extends beyond the confines of the classroom. Below are the questions and answers from the guidance...
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Partners Resource Network and Region 10 Education Service Center are working with the Texas Education Agency (TEA) on the School, Family, and Community Engagement Network. The goal of this Network is to help school staff and parents build collaborative relationships and increase positive outcomes for students with disabilities.
For many students with disabilities—and for many without—the key to success in the classroom lies in having appropriate adaptations, accommodations, and modifications made to the instruction and other classroom activities.
In Texas, some students are able to earn one or more "endorsements" as part of their graduation requirements. Endorsements include a related series of courses that are grouped together by interest or skill set. They provide students with in-depth knowledge of a subject area.
When a child with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) has challenging behaviors in school that are not improving, parents may request a re-evaluation to more closely examine the behaviors of concern. As part of that re-evaluation, a district may conduct a Functional Behavioral Assessment (FBA) to identify special education and related services and develop or modify a behavioral intervention plan.
If you have recently learned that your child has a developmental delay or a disability (which may or may not be completely defined), this message may be for you. It is written from the personal perspective of a parent who has shared this experience and all that goes with it.