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Posted on: Fri, 10/05/2001 - 5:27pm
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Bringing this up for hellsbells.

Posted on: Sun, 10/14/2001 - 3:20am
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I hope this doesn't triple post as this is the third time I have entered it - the first two times it did not show up here.
Some great info on the following site, about ADA , IDEA and section 504.
[url="http://www.reedmartin.com/leastrestrictiveenvironment.html"]http://www.reedmartin.com/leastrestrictiveenvironment.html[/url]
The following is a nice summary from Reed Martin on what our PA kids should get at school through an IEP or section 504.
[b]Least Restrictive Environment Goals[/b]
The measure is regular transportation, to a regular classroom, with regular students, regular curriculum, access to regular non-academic activities, access to extra-curricular activities, and access to the benefits of all programs and services of the school district.
Any problem arising from a disability that keeps a student from each of the above goals must be reflected in the baseline of need, the outcome desired, and specifically what needs to be programmed for.
If a student cannot productively take a regular bus to school as the other children do, because of a disability, that needs to be programmed for because it is a barrier to full enjoyment of the educational experience now and employability, access to recreation and leisure in the community and independent living later.
If a student, because of a disability, cannot get his homework assignment, take the needed books home, do the expected homework and turn it in when he returns to school the next day, that needs to be programmed for because it affects inclusion in a regular class today and affects employability and access to further education and training later.
The changes in the 1997 IDEA Amendments require [at 20 U.S.C. 1414(d)]:
Evaluation must include information related to enabling the child to be involved and progress in the general curriculum.
The IEP must have base lines of need stating how the child's disability affects the child's involvement and progress in the general curriculum.
The IEP must have a statement of measurable annual goals related to enabling the child to be involved in and progress in the general curriculum.
The IEP must have a statement of the special education and related services and supplementary aids and services to be provided to the child and a statement of the program modifications or supports for school personnel that will be provided for the child to be involved and progress in the general curriculum and to participate in extracurricular and other non-academic activities.
The IEP must include at least one regular education teacher who helps determine appropriate positive behavioral interventions and strategies and the determination of supplementary aids and services, program modifications, and supports for school personnel in the regular environment.
The IEP team must include a representative of administration that is knowledgeable about the general curriculum.
At the IEP meeting, if the student exhibits a behavior that impedes their learning in the regular environment, the IEP team must consider strategies, including positive behavioral interventions, strategies and supports to address that behavior.
The focus, [b]whether in the IDEA, Section 504 or the ADA[/b], has moved completely from serving the child in the special education environment to empowering the student as they transition through the regular education environment and into the regular community.
Senator Stafford, offering an "inclusion" amendment to the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, saw clearly 25 years into the future:
"We are concerned that children with handicapping conditions be educated in the most normal possible and least restrictive setting, for how else will they adapt to the world beyond the educational environment, and how else will the nonhandicapped adapt to them?" [120 Cong. Rec. S. 8438 (May 20, 1974
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Sun, 10/14/2001 - 8:34am
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There are way too many of you having problems with your schools concerning your PA children.
Sounds to me like a class action lawsuit should be initiated to make some waves!

Posted on: Mon, 10/15/2001 - 5:53am
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Cathlina,
I would be all for a class action law suit - big problem is lawyers aren't interested because they don't get big bucks! If you know otherwise I would be very happy to have some info.
Thanks
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Wed, 01/16/2002 - 1:50am
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Some new folks looking for school info -thought it was time to bump this up -
Also the topic:
Section 504 Primer on Food Allergy & Asthma
Is fantastic - lots of great information in that topic
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Wed, 04/10/2002 - 3:04am
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I think there is a lot of information about preschools that might be of interest to Thomas'smom and other newbies -
Preschool are covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 12:44am
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Sue reading your message I was wondering where the 504 Primer info can be found? We are in the midst of preparing for a 504 Plan meeting with our School. It will be a difficult meeting since everything with these people has been that. We are asking for a team approach, work together, the safety of a child, communication. You would think we are trying to reinvent the wheel!

Posted on: Fri, 04/12/2002 - 2:03am
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Lucy,
Welcome and thanks for taking the time to read the info. The topic I am referring to in my above post is:
[url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000381.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum7/HTML/000381.html[/url]
It has lots of info that is all very helpful. Rhonda did a great job of putting it together.
I am so sorry you are having problems with the school. It just seems to be never ending. Our daughter's school is trying to be very co-operative and we still continue with exposures and problems almost daily. Thank goodness they are nice enough to try to work with us.
Anyway, welcome and please feel free to e-mail me anytime. There are a lot of very good people that have shared great info on this site - it is just a daily struggle and we are here for you.
Stay Safe
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Fri, 08/16/2002 - 2:26pm
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nonutzmom,
I hope you have the time to read this info - LauraP posted a lot of great info in this topic. She is an attorney with a PA child, so she knows her laws.
Anyway, there is a lot of good info on the ADA/504 here.
Please e-mail me if you want - but most of my story is here in this topic, even the complaint I filed with the Attorney General, Civil Rights Department in Arizona.
In the mean time, I will try to find some legal info that you can give to that jerk at school. By the way - if this school is does not get any federal funds it is a whole new ballgame [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]
Sue in Sunny Arizona

Posted on: Sat, 02/08/2003 - 7:16am
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Hey sue could you E-Mail me.
Have a DD trying to get into school has a IEP,was due to start in Jan has of yet not in school.
If you read my thread it will give you som info on the current promblem.Thanks look forward to talking.
Love this site Ps thought I would bump this up for the newbies.
Synthia
The thread is scared to death for litthe v
[This message has been edited by synthia (edited February 08, 2003).]

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