ADVOCACYDENVER. Special Education 101 Pamela Bisceglia Advocate for Children and Inclusive Policy Implementation August 31, 2011. Welcome. The purpose of this Webinar is to help parents (and guardians) gain a better understanding of: Individualized Education Program (IEP) process
Special Education 101
Advocate for Children and Inclusive Policy Implementation
August 31, 2011
“To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities will be educated with children who are not disabled, and special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of the children from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability is such that education in the regular classroom with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily”.
Supplementary aids and services means aids, services, and other supports that are provided in regular education classes, other education-related settings, and in extracurricular and nonacademic settings, to enable children with disabilities to be educated with nondisabled children to the maximum extent appropriate…
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
New Mexico Public Department of Education
The IEP is essentially a contract between the parent and the school district; as such, the district has a legal obligation to meet the terms of that contract.