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Yell, Mitchell L.; Losinski, Mickey L.; Katsiyannis, Antonis – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2014
On January 25, 2013 the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) in the U.S. Department of Education issued a Dear Colleague letter (DCL) that addressed the obligations of school districts under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act regarding the participation of students with disabilities in extracurricular athletic activities (U.S. Department of Education,…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Participation, Extracurricular Activities, Athletics
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
Special education leaders need to be aware of long-standing general regulatory requirements under [image omitted]504 for which school districts are often vulnerable. Special education leaders also have to keep current on recent legal developments for "[image omitted]504-only" students, including the effects of the Americans with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Individualized Education Programs, Educational Legislation
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Tinberg, Donna – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2012
"If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there." This oft-cited but not-quite-accurate quote is from the Lewis Carroll's classic children's tale, Alice in Wonderland. In Carroll's altered reality, the conversation between the disoriented Alice and the mysterious Cheshire Cat actually went like this: "Would you…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Individualized Education Programs, Fidelity, Special Education
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Zirkel, Perry A.; McGuire, Brooke L. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2010
This article maps out the similarities and differences among the various routes to Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 dispute resolution, including those not widely and well known to special education leaders. For IDEA-eligible students, the alternative avenues consist of not only the impartial hearing procedures…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Eligibility, Disabilities, Federal Legislation
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Madaus, Joseph W.; Shaw, Stan F.; Zhao, Jiarong – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2005
One hundred fifty-four special education directors in one northeastern state were surveyed regarding how specific components of Section 504 were implemented. Mean scores revealed that districts are properly implementing components of the law, including providing Section 504 plans only to students with disabilities, reviewing Section 504 plans on a…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Information Dissemination, State Standards
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Rapport, Mary Jane K.; Effgen, Susan K. – Journal of Special Education Leadership, 2004
Physical therapy in school settings focuses on outcomes and is based on meeting the educational needs of the child or student. Despite the expansion in delivery models beyond direct one-to-one intervention, and the use of multiple team members, to achieve outcomes for students in educational environments, there continue to be shortages of physical…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Supply and Demand, Disabilities, On the Job Training