Colorado Laws on Special Education

November 14, 2011 · · Special Education · 0 Comments

Colorado public schools must follow the regulations set by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Currently, the following disabilities qualify for services under state and federal law: autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, developmental delay, emotional disturbance, hearing impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain.

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How to prepare for your first IEP Meeting

November 14, 2011 · · Special Education · 0 Comments

It is extremely important to go into an IEP meeting prepared. Perhaps the strongest way to prepare for your childʼs IEP meeting is to retain an Advocate with a strong background in Special Education who can help you navigate the language, procedures and doʼs and donʼts of your IEP meeting. In addition, she can help.

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Whatʼs Inside an IEP? / Contents of an IEP

November 14, 2011 · · Special Education · 0 Comments

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires the following information be included in an IEP: Present level of academic achievement and functional performance Annual Goals Description of how progress towards goals will be measured Special education services that will be provided Related Services, Supplementary Aids, Supplementary Services Program modifications (to aid child in reaching.

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Services I can request in an IEP

November 14, 2011 · · Special Education · 0 Comments

Your childʼs IEP will most likely include support aids and services that will help him/her meet educational goals. Services are not automatically assigned. Instead, as your special education advocate, Julie can help you determine and request the ones that meet your childʼs individual needs. Supplementary aids and services Julie has helped clients obtain include, but.

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IEP Eligibility for your Child

November 14, 2011 · · Special Education · 0 Comments

An Individualized Education Plan is created for a student when he or she meets all three of the criteria listed below: • Student meets criteria for one or more of the disability definitions as outlined by Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) • Student’s disability negatively affects his or her educational performance • Student requires.

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Special Education in Colorado Private Schools

October 30, 2011 · · Special Education · 0 Comments

Entitlement to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) does not apply to children who are parentally placed into private schools. However, many private schools do write and honor 504 Plans for students. When seeking to place your child in a private school, it is important to make sure that the school is capable of.

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Help for At-Risk Students in Colorado

October 30, 2011 · · Special Education · 0 Comments

“At-risk” children can exhibit deviant behavior such as: drug use, truancy, promiscuity, raging or endangering behavior, stealing, running away from home, self-harm. The majority of “at-risk” students hold a central distinction in common: academic failure. Decades of research shows a strong link between academic failure and patterns of deviant social behavior. Many students in this.

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Is your childʼs behavior caused by a disability?

October 30, 2011 · · Special Education · 0 Comments

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) includes procedural safeguards designed specifically to protect the rights of children with behavior disabilities. For instance, a child identified with a behavior disability cannot be suspended under the same guidelines as his or her non-disabled peers. If you suspect your child has an undiagnosed behavior disability that is.

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IEP Goals

October 30, 2011 · · Special Education · 0 Comments

IEP Goals should never be pulled off a generic drop-down menu on a computer screen and inserted into an IEP document. Each student learns differently, so each studentʼs set of goals should read differently. Goals will be collaborated on by the Multi-Disciplinary Team, (which includes school staff, parent, and advocate) to specifically outline the benchmarks.

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Budget Cuts and Special Education

October 30, 2011 · · Special Education · 0 Comments

One of the questions I am asked most frequently is: Do education budget cuts mean my student with special needs will get less services? The only fair response to this question is: No, it should not effect the services your child receives. Note the emphasis on “should.” As schools are squeezed to educate increasing numbers.

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