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Losinski, Mickey; Ennis, Robin Parks – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2018
Childhood cancers are the second leading cause of death among children. Common childhood cancers include leukemia (34%), brain tumors (23%), and lymphomas (12%; Kaatsch, 2010). Fortunately, survival rates related to these diseases have been increasing (Phillips et al., 2015). There are approximately 388,500 survivors of childhood cancers, with…
Descriptors: Cancer, Children, Special Needs Students, Special Education
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Shaw, Stan F.; Dukes, Lyman L., III; Madaus, Joseph W. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2012
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA 2004) requires that each local education agency provide a transition summary document, commonly called a Summary of Performance (SOP), to all special education students who are graduating with a regular diploma or reach the maximum age for services. Although state compliance with this…
Descriptors: Disabilities, School Districts, State Departments of Education, Federal Legislation
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Bateman, David F.; Jones, Marni Gail – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2010
This article presents a due process hearing case study of a mother who contended that his son, D.J., has been denied of a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) of his School District after being suspended from school. D.J., an elementary student, had been described as hyperactive, inattentive, defiant, and often volatile. He was identified…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Behavior Problems, Civil Rights, Compensatory Education
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2009
In this article, the author identifies and answers questions related to IDEA eligibility issues and the Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) regulation. The author's answers to several questions concerning legal issues are presented.
Descriptors: Public Education, Federal Legislation, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Individualized Education Programs
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
This article presents questions regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) and its 2006 regulations. The author's answers to these questions are presented.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Equal Education
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McKinley, Lori A.; Stormont, Melissa A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2008
Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at a significant risk for experiencing failure in school. The School Supports Checklist (SSC) helps to identify potential classroom-based supports for children with ADHD in elementary school. The checklist can be used to support planning and overcoming barriers for increasing access…
Descriptors: Check Lists, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Children, Student Needs
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2007
This article presents questions regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) regulations and the No Child Left Behind Act. The author's answers to these questions are presented.
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Evaluation Methods
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Gil, Lynn A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2007
When students leave high school equipped with self-advocacy and self-determination skills, they will be more likely to disclose their disability and ultimately gain access to the services they need to support their learning needs in the educational environment. Yet, many students with disabilities do not enter college equipped with the tools they…
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Disabilities, College Students, College Bound Students
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Zirkel, Perry A. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2007
In this article, the author identifies and answers questions related to legal issues of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) in comparison with Section 504 or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the NCLB. The author's answers to several questions concerning legal issues of IDEA are presented.
Descriptors: Legal Problems, Disabilities, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation
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Welner, Kevin – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2006
This article discusses the laws that protect individuals with disabilities and the laws that protect individuals from racial and language discrimination. It explains the important difference between the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. It also describes practical application of the laws and provides two examples…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Student Diversity, English (Second Language), Minority Group Children
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deBettencourt, Laurie U. – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 2002
The similarities and differences of provisions in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 are discussed, including provisions relating to identification of students with disabilities, eligibility, evaluation procedures, the Individualized Education Programs, least restrictive environment…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Educational Legislation
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Blazer, Bonita – TEACHING Exceptional Children, 1999
This article presents a three-step process for creating a classroom accommodations plan under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act: (1) parent and student education, collaboration, and agreement; (2) teacher input/agreement; and (3) parent training for 504 follow-up, coordination, and advocacy. Physical, instructional, and behavioral…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Access to Education, Advocacy, Compliance (Legal)