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What about me?
I’m ready to roll!
Take me to my LRE.
— Requirements (§300.114)
— Continuum of alternative placements (§300.115)
— Placements (§300.116)
— Nonacademic settings (§300.117)
Each public agency must ensure that—
§300.114 LRE requirements.
Special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only…
…if the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily
States must not use a funding mechanism that distributes funds based on the type of setting in which a child is served, if doing so leads to a violation of LRE requirements
Placement decisions must be based on a child’s unique needs and IEP, not on administrative convenience, disability/program label, or allocation of funds
Continuum of Alternative Placements
…includes instruction in:
hospitals or institutions
Participation in Extracurricular and Nonacademic Services and Activities
Each public agency must ensure that…
Recess, clubs, and more
Special education is not a place. It’s a set of services and supports
The first “where” to consider is…
Where a child with a disability receives special education services is that child’s placement
the waterfall of information in…
Let’s start with…
Building the Capacity of Educators to Provide High Quality Services to Students with Disabilities in General Education Settings