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Special Education Laws/Procedures/Bulletins. Questions Often Asked by Parents about Special Education Services. By Lisa Küpper, NICHCY April 2009 A legacy resource from NICHCY Read This Publication If You Want to Know… How to have your child evaluated (at no cost to you) to see why he or she is having difficulty in schoolWhat the evaluation process involves and how you can contribute to itHow special education can support your child’s learning, if he or she is found eligible for servicesHow your child’s eligibility is determined and your right to participate in making that decisionWhat happens next, if your child is found eligibleHint: It involves writing an individualized education program, or IEP, for your child… Introduction 1.

Questions Often Asked by Parents about Special Education Services

When children are struggling in school, it’s important to find out why. As a first step, the school may need to try sufficient interventions in the regular education classroom and modify instructional practices before referring your child for special education evaluation. Back to top 2. 3. IDEA’s Categories of Disability Autism Deafness Deaf-blindness Hearing impairment 4. 5. 6. 10 Tips for Teaching About Invisible Disabilities and Bullying.

Did you know that children with disabilities are more likely to be bullied than other children—some studies say as much as two or three times more likely?

10 Tips for Teaching About Invisible Disabilities and Bullying

And students with so-called “invisible” or hidden disabilities—such as dyslexia, hearing loss, allergies, anxiety, ADHD, speech impairments, and autism spectrum disorder—are particularly vulnerable. Why? When a child’s differences are not surface-level, such as a wheelchair, for example, other students may not have the emotional IQ to understand them. “Generally, kids want to be friends with kids they can identify with and who are alike,” says Jennifer Heithaus, fellow in developmental pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Here’s the good news: We can play a critical role in bullying prevention by encouraging a culture of acceptance through discussion and classroom activities. Highlight students’ uniqueness.

IEP goal banks

Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices. How to Implement the Strategy: Three Components of Successful Programs for Children With ADHD Successful programs for children with ADHD integrate the following three components: Academic Instruction; Behavioral Interventions; and Classroom Accommodations.

Teaching Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Instructional Strategies and Practices

The remainder of this document describes how to integrate a program using these three components and provides suggestions for practices that can help children with ADHD in a classroom setting. It should be emphasized that many of the techniques suggested have the additional benefit of enhancing the learning of other children in the classroom who do not have ADHD. In addition, while they have been used most widely with children at the elementary level, the following practices are useful for older students as well. Academic Instruction The first major component of the most effective instruction for children with ADHD is effective academic instruction.

Introducing Lessons Provide an advance organizer. Home - Carol Gray - Social Stories. Our Examples of Autism Social Stories. Our Examples of AutismSocial Stories We wish to share with you our personal Examples of Autism Social Stories which are written for our loved one, MJ to help him advance in learning and understanding certain social situations and replace any problem behaviors.

Our Examples of Autism Social Stories

Feel free to use our ideas and individualize them to fit your child's own level of functioning, needs and desires. Social Story to School and to Home is written for our young loved one with autism to help teach him safety rules and what to expect before, during and after his bus ride to school. How To Greet Someone At School is an autism social story written by a family member to help our young loved one learn to respond verbally to greetings with 'hello' and 'good-bye', as well as how to acknowledge his teachers, therapists and classmates in a non-verbal way. Autism Camp Postcard is a sample of our autism camp postcard prewritten and pre-addressed for our loved one to use to write to others while away at camp.

Kansas Technical Assistance Network (TASN) Autism and Tertiary Behavior Supports Resource Center.

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Autism Information. Apple Accessibility. Microsoft - Accessibility Tutorials. Accessibility. Difabilities: A Self Advocacy and IEP Curriculum for Students - Home. Media & Disability Resources. Mass media about people with disabilities and disability issues for use in university courses (All these are available in DVD format or online.

Media & Disability Resources

Disability or issue is listed in parentheses. Also listed are links to its website or Disability Studies analyses of it. You can find films specifically about intellectual disabilities through the Sprout Film Festival here: Please contact me if you have additions or links for the list: bhaller@towson.edu) Documentaries Narrative Films (This is not a list of films that are all positive portrayals. Entertainment TV & Web series Reality TV & Web series The Amazing Race (Little person; Deaf person; Autism)Dancing with the Stars (Amputee; Deaf person)The Disability Film Challenge films on YouTube: Home Makeover (Many episodes make over home for disabled adult or child)Fridays web series (Two Deaf best friends tell the stories of their lives) Your News?

Differentiation

AT resources. RTI. AIM. IEP info. UDL.