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1. NCLB News: Something Fairly Amazing Happened on December 9
On December 9, the U.S. Department of Education published the final regulations about alternative assessments for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
The regulations contain a new requirement that the school will tell parents the significance of any testing decision the IEP team makes that will affect the child’s ability to earn a regular diploma.
This is significant, but is not the part that stopped me in my tracks.
noteworthy event on December 9, 2003, was not the regulations at
all. It was the Federal Register notice that published these new
2. Doing Your Homework: Child Has Health Problems, School Reports Him Truant
child has asthma, and his school continually sends him home. Now
they have reported him truant. Where do I look for help on this
Has Health Problems, School Reports Him Truant by Sue Heath.
This article includes links to model Section 504 and health
3. Kicked Out! Section 504, Accommodations & After-School Programs
8-year-old son was kicked out of an after-school program run by
a nonprofit agency in his elementary school building. He has ADD
and some behavioral problems and is on an IEP during his school
day. Don't they have to try to include him?
4. Lesson: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
504 of the Rehabilitation
Act is a civil rights law that prohibits
discrimination against individuals with disabilities. Section
504 ensures that the child with a disability has equal
access to an education.
5. Section 504 Caselaw
Yankton v. Schramm. In a case involving a high school student with cerebral palsy, the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit discusses eligibility for special education and related services under IDEA, Section 504, and transition plans.
W.B. v. Matula, U. S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Availability of damages under Section 504, IDEA, and Section 1983 when district refused to evaluate, classify and provide appropriate services to disabled child; exhaustion, qualified immunity, due process (1995).
v. Greater Toledo YMCA.
Jordan Burriola, a young child with autism, was abruptly
terminated from his day care center. In Jordan Burriola v.
Greater Toledo YMCA,the Court issued an injunction
against the YMCA. The YMCA was ordered to reinstate Jordan and
train staff to work with him. (2001) Order
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