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Year that IDEA was created
Purpose of initial IDEA
Provide states with funding to create and develop programs to provide eligible disabled children with a free appropriate education
IEP stands for
I - Individualized
E - Educational
P - Plans
What must the IEP contain?
1) Goals and objectives for child
2) Schedule of services to be provided
3) Description of the placement where the IEP will be implemented
How is the IEP developed?
ARD committee determines goals for the child next year and placement.
Description of an IEP
Specific, clear, comprehensive, attainable, reasonable, measurable, logical, and complete
"Floor of opportunity"
On an individualized basis it sets forth what the child will work on, where he will work, and what will be necessary to help him with his work.
ARD Committ?ee makeup
Assessment personnel
ARD stands for
A - Admit
R - Review
D - Dismiss
How ARDs work?
Work by consensus, not votes. Parents are given a 10 day opportunity to resolve any disagreements in the ARD.
What if the Parent doesn't agree after the 10 days?
The district will implement the plan and the parent has a right to seek due process.
What happens during the ARD?
1) Explains assessment data
2) Coordinates delivery of services
When must ARDs meet?
1) Changes to any part of the IEP
2) Major discipline is being considered
3) New assessment data
4) Child transferring to another school in district
5) Eligibility in question
6) Develop for next year
7) Changes in services
8) Changes in behavior management
9) Whenever the parent wants
Notification by district of ARD meetings
Parents must be notified 5 days in advance
Who can parents bring to ARD meetings?
Anyone they want. Attorneys, parent advocates, friends.
Are parents equal in the ARDs committees?
Yes parents are considered actual consensus members and participants under law.
Rights of the Parent include:
1) Refuse consent for initial evaluation and/or placement
2) Disagree with the rest of the ARD committee
3) Request relevant educational records
4) Request an Independent
Educational Evaluation (IEE)
5) Seek mediation with TEA
6) File a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights
7) Request a due process hearing
What if a parents refuses to consent for an initial evaluation?
Schools can try and informally convince the parent, seek mediation, or request a due process hearing. IF there are good reasons to test the parents may be ordered to consent.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Educational records may be
reviewed, copied, and disclosed to anyone the parent may want
I - Independnet
E - Educaitonal
E - Evaluation
IEE are used when parents...
disagree with the results of a District evaluation
Mediation with TEA
Parents or district may request TEA mediation by a trained mediator.
Are mediations voluntary?
Yes, mediations must be agreed to by both parties so that a mutual agreement can be obtained.
What happens if mediation comes to an agreement?
Both parties are bound to comply with the provisions.
Why would the OCR invesitigate a complaint by a parent?
IDEA eligible children may eligible for services under 504, they can investigate violations in special education programs
Parents may request who be included for a due process hearings?
Parents may request that TEA appoint an impartial hearing officer to preside over a due hearing process.