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Baker, Joshua N.; Lowrey, K. Alisa; Wennerlind, K. Ryan – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2018
Since the reauthorization of The Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA) in 2008, postsecondary programs that include individuals with intellectual developmental disability have seen a phenomenal increase. In 2015, a National Coordinating Center along with 52 Transition and Postsecondary Programs for Students with Intellectual Disabilities (TPSID)…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Intellectual Disability, College Students
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Rogers, Wendy; Johnson, Nicole – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2018
Federal legislation such as IDEA (1997) and NCLB (2001) have led to an increase in the number of students with significant disabilities receiving instruction in the general education classroom. This inclusionary movement has established a more diverse student population in which general and special education teachers are responsible for providing…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Equal Education
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is one of the low-incidence physical disabilities that the literature has not addressed in relation to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and its case law applications. To help fill the gap, this relatively brief article provides (a) an introduction of PWS from legal sources; (b) an overview of the IDEA,…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Equal Education, Disabilities
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Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2017
Advances in medicine and medical technologies over the past several decades have extended the lives of many individuals who have chronic illnesses that were once considered terminal. Likewise, these advances have enabled more students to participate in school than ever before. As such, their short-term and long-term academic outcomes must be…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Chronic Illness, Barriers, Academic Support Services
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2016
This article provides an up-to-date and comprehensive canvassing of the judicial case law concerning the responses to students with concussions in the public school context. The two categories of court decisions are (a) those concerning continued participation in interscholastic athletics, referred to under the rubric of "return to play"…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Decision Making, Disabilities, Educational Legislation
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Urso, Annmarie; Rozalski, Michael – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2014
The number of students with special health care needs (SHCN; McPherson, Arango & Fox, 1998) and the frequency of life-threatening health emergencies in schools (e.g., asthma, diabetes, severe allergic reactions, cardiac arrest, seizure disorders), continues to increase. It has become increasingly important for teachers to be trained in…
Descriptors: Health Personnel, Emergency Programs, Student Needs, First Aid
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Cook, Kathleen B.; Bennett, Katie E.; Lane, Justin D.; Mataras, Theologia K. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2013
The percentage of children with special needs receiving academic instruction at home has substantially increased since a resurgence of homeschooling during the 1990s. In light of this information, the purpose of this article was to provide an overview of the history and laws related to homeschooling, the characteristics of homeschool families, and…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Educational History, Disabilities, School Choice
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Zirkel, Perry A. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
This article provides a comprehensive and current synthesis of the legislation, regulations, policy interpretations, and case law concerning students with traumatic and nontraumatic brain injury from pre-K to grade 12. The primary focus is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, but the scope extends to other applicable legal bases. The…
Descriptors: Head Injuries, Brain, Legal Responsibility, Federal Legislation
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Irwin, Mary Kay; Elam, Megan – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 2011
Novel treatments are improving the prognosis for many illnesses, making it possible to survive diseases that were once considered fatal. With these advancements comes great responsibility to ensure quality of life for those living with chronic illness. Educators are among the group of professionals accountable for ensuring quality of life…
Descriptors: Chronic Illness, Educational Experience, Special Needs Students, Student Needs
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Rapport, Mary Jane K.; Lasseter, David J. – Physical Disabilities: Education and Related Services, 1998
Discusses the provision of services to students who are ventilator-dependent. It provides an overview of legislation governing the education of students with disabilities, the health-care needs of students who are ventilator-dependent, position statements of nursing boards, rulings in recent cases, and suggestions for cost containment. (Author/CR)
Descriptors: Costs, Court Litigation, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education