Extractions: IMPACT - Whittier Christian SchoolI.M.P.A.C.T. = Increasing Might, Power, Academics, Choices, and Truth. This is an opportunity program for students with specialized needs within the Whittier Christian School System, involving the two elementary schools and the junior high school. The program is directed by a dynamic and caring specialist, Mrs. Joyce L. Inouye, M.A.Ed. Opportunity Program - Grace Christian School Provides a learning environment that enables children to overcome learning differences, to spark and develop their ability to succeed at school, to build their skills, confidence, and character so as to empower them to manage life and reach their highest personal potential. This program is directed by an experienced and concerned educator, Mrs. Anita M. Burch, M.A.Ed.
Extractions: Meeting the Challenge: Including Special Needs Students in our Day Schools Michael B. Held, PhD, Founder and Executive Director , Etta Israel Center, Los Angeles, CA I have been working in the Jewish community as a psychologist and educator since 1982; for the past 10 years I have served as the founder and director of the Etta Israel Center in Los Angeles, the largest agency for Jewish special needs students on the West Coast. Over the past two decades there has been notable progress in the field of Jewish special education. There are a variety of stellar programs run by individual schools, specialized agencies, and in some rare cases, by entire communities. However, it is still accurate to say that no one group remains as disenfranchised by the Jewish establishment as the disabled, and within Jewish education, the disabled are nearly always addressed in a piecemeal fashion, usually through the vigor and drive of a parent or better yet, a parent who donates money so that other children in the same situation can benefit. Rarely does a community create a cogent, strategic, and sustained plan for those with special needs.
Special Schools needs of the disabled preschool schools, for the deaf and blind operated by the california State Department of Education, sometimes serve as placement when a student's special needs http://www.rusd.k12.ca.us/ourcurriculum/spec_ed/specialschools.html
Extractions: Special Schools Programs Preschool Special Center Riverside Unified School District has one special school campus Sunshine Early Childhood Center . This school offers unique curricula especially designed to meet the learning needs of the disabled preschool student. Head Start classes and the Peer Buddy Program provide peer modeling. Nonpublic Nonsectarian Schools Placement in a nonpublic school is provided for those students whose educational needs cannot be met in the public schools. State Special Schools Special schools, for the deaf and blind operated by the California State Department of Education, sometimes serve as placement when a student's special needs warrant such a program. The School for the Deaf, Southern California , is located in Riverside. Individual Instruction in Home/Hospital Disabled students who cannot profit from special class placement in the regular school setting may be placed on home instruction. The student may be provided with up to 300 minutes of individual instruction at his/her home per week. This is usually intended as a short term service until the student can be returned to a school program. Residential Institution When the student's problems are so severe that the child needs 24-hour care to provide an appropriate education, the student may be placed in a residential setting.
SurfWax -- News And Articles On Special Needs Students Articles on special needs Students from newspapers and magazines around the world. before settling in california where he worked as special needs students skew scores, but why. Why are learning disabled students' test scores the leading cause of local schools http://disabilities.surfwax.com/files/Special_Needs_Students.html
Extractions: Staff that helps special needs students say they need a raiseThe Anacortes School Board had a packed house at its Jan. 29 meeting, when a number of student groups made presentations and a large contingent from the Anacortes Para-educator Organization came to voice concern about contract negotiations. SHIBA warns citizens about Medicare scamsThe publicity surrounding new Medicare prescription discount cards has brought out scammers, according to the Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors... (Anacortes Weekly, WA)
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Extractions: AE , a non-profit organization, was founded in 1978 to address the environmental issues that confront people with disabilities and elderly people. Adaptive Environments promotes accessibility as well as universal design through education programs, technical assistance publications and design advocacy.
Housing & Homeownership For Disabled Interagency Transition Partnership (SWITP) california s Schoolto-Work transitioningstudents with disabilities from school to special needs Secondary schools. http://www.autistics.org/access/issues/adult/main.html
Extractions: Adolescents have much different issues than younger children. This is a time when many decisions have to be made about a disabled person's future. Independence is possible for some high functioning autistics, others may need plans for their continuing care. Difficult behaviour and emotional problems such as depression may also increase during adolescence. Issues covered on this page, and on individual pages as more information becomes available, include: transition (from high school), post secondary education, housing, employment, and other independence issues. Advantage Offered to Homebuyers Homeownership - Things to Think About
Extractions: Chicago JUF News Sitting behind her teacher's desk, Aviva Lopin helps a 10-year-old student with her Hebrew skills. Directly across from them, at the back of the room, a teacher's aide looks on as a student completes his assignment. Elsewhere in the classroom, students, more often restless than not, tackle their worksheets on their own. Noise punctuates the atmosphere on this particular day; occasionally, a student will express frustration, to which Lopin responds with a gentle "Do you want to ask me your she'elah [question]?" Other students will work for 10 minutes and then, fidgeting in their seats, will talk to their neighbor, only to be quieted by the teacher or her aides. A few minutes before noon, the kids put away their work and get ready for lunch; some of them will eat in the room, others will join the rest of the school in the cafeteria. Welcome to the Ptach classroom.
Extractions: To request a FREE listing on this page click here Help! Please click here to report problems like broken, outdated or inappropriate links. Baby Place Articles and Advice: Special Needs Extremely informative articles written by mothers and other experts on raising children with special needs. Baby Express USA A program for babies and infants 7 months and older and their parents and caregivers, to teach American Sign Language before your babies can speak. Classes include music, art, and stories to teach sign language. All babies, hearing or those wtih special needs are invited to attend. Classes are held throughout New Jersey. Bright Tots Resources to understanding developmental disorders such as autism, pdd and aspergers. Early Learning Site Software tools to teach children speech, language and communication. Parent to Parent of New Hampshire An interactive network of families having children with special needs and professionals. Although "personal" parenting matching is for New Hampshire families, the organization provides support and net parent matching nation wide.
Therapy/Respite Camps: Kids With Autism And Other Special Needs A page with information about summer camps for kids with special needs individual needs for special needs program in Warsaw, OH. Specific services available for the emotionally challenged, developmentally challenged, hearing impaired, learning disabled to special schools http://wmoore.net/therapy.html
Extractions: Therapy/Respite Camps for Kids This page evolves as people tell me about new camps, so if you know of camps that are not listed here, please email me so I can get the information posted here. If you direct a camp that would like a simple WWW page that describes your camp, I'll be pleased to put one up just email a description of the camp to me. Also, please let me know about any other WWW resources to which I should have a link. Thanks! Information about summer camps that focus on therapy for kids with special needs and/or respite for the kids and their families. I have broken it into national categories and regional categories in the USA: Apologies in advance if my sense of these regions differs from yours! If you cannot find an appropriate camp on this page I also have some links to other potentially useful pages as well as some other websites that list camps. I list all of the camps I know of, so please do not email me asking for help locating a camp. Thanks. Connecticut
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Extractions: From Chaos to Confidence Introduction to Homeschooling Getting Started ... Join - Volunteer - Support By Linda J. Conrad Jansen, Esq. Many homeschoolers are reluctantly drawn to homeschooling because the schools failed their children. This trend is expanding to include children in special needs programs, resulting in an increasing number of questions from parents choosing to homeschool their children who are interested in continuing or obtaining special needs help from the schools. In many instances a special needs child shows tremendous gains just by being removed from the public school situation and educated at home by loving and caring parents who are able to provide the stimulation and enrichment each child needs and deserves. If services are offered the family is not required to accept them. Many families do just fine without government help, but if you need it, special needs services are available to homeschoolers. A search of the Internet reveals several sites committed to special needs legal issues. The California Department of Education, http://www.cde.ca.gov/spbranch/sed
The Special Education Home Page X Syndrome Information; Southern california Fragile X The Disability Connection;IBM special needs Software; for the Developmentally disabled; ABA Materials; http://specialed.freeyellow.com/
Extractions: Notes: IGNORANCE IS OUR BIGGEST FOE!! Decide today to achieve your goal by understanding all there is to know about your particular area of interest in Special Education. Remember, if you're a parent, the most important thing to you should be your family! Make sure that you do everything possible to help your children live and succeed with the disabilities they may have. If you're a student, you must understand that there is NO secret potion or formula! Knowledge will help you comprehend what your disability is all about and Hard Work will help you to better live and succeed with it! These are the only ways you will achieve your goals!! Best wishes and good luck to everyone! 2003-2004 School Year
OUHSD - Instructional Programs grade level standards are expected to meet the same graduation requirements as theirnondisabled peers. california Department of special Education, special http://www.ouhsd.k12.ca.us/schools/instructional_programs/instructional_programs
Extractions: Exciting things are happening both in and out of our classrooms. Our district is fully involved involved with providing a top quality academic program for students. We are striving to prepare all students to pass the upcoming California High School Exit Exam. We also take pride in preparing our students to be successful in their post-secondary plans. SPECIAL EDUCATION (Instructional Programs) The Oxnard Union High School District serves approximately 1,700 students with special needs through a variety of programs. These programs are, for the most part, offered at the students' neighborhood schools. Special Education Handbook Standards Based Education All Special Education students enrolled in the California Public Schools are required to meet the same standards for graduation as their peers. At this time there is no provision for a differential standard on the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam).
Extractions: As the Parent of a Child With Special Education Needs, Are You Entitled to Damages? Ordinarily, a prevailing parent in an Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) court action is only entitled to a compensatory education for his/her child and is not entitled to damages, which is money awarded in order to compensate for a loss. It is important for parents to understand from the outset that damages are not recoverable, so that they have realistic expectations when filing for due process or seeking the aid of an attorney. Eight of eleven Circuit Courts have held that damages cannot be recovered for IDEA violations. Only the Second and Third Circuits allow for the recovery of damages under IDEA. The Ninth Circuit has still yet to decide the issue; however, a California District Court, which is in the Ninth Circuit, has recently ruled that parents can recover damages in IDEA actions. In Goleta Union v. Ordway, 166 F.Supp.2d 1287 (C.D. Cal., 2002), the District Court held that the mother of a child transferred to high school without having his special education or behavioral needs met or his placement checked, was entitled to damages.
New Page 1 a parent of a developmentally disabled child, I district and SELPA. Denise Torres,Cyprus, california. many other parents with special needs children would http://www.richardcohenfilms.com/GoingtoSchool.htm
Extractions: Spanish language versions. GOING TO SCHOOL ~IR A LA ESCUELA provides a captivating look at the daily experiences of students receiving special education services, and examines gains made by the Los Angeles Unified School District toward compliance with civil rights laws that guarantee a quality education for all children. The documentary highlights the lives of three seventh graders and a second grader, revealing the determination of their parents to see that their children receive an equal education. "Poignant...invaluable resource for parents, educators and policy makers."
Special Education Local Plan Area - SELPA Overview for children with exceptional needs in the public schools of california. designedto serve children with similar disabilities in special schools or located http://www.icoe.k12.ca.us/ICOE/Departments/SELPA/SELPAGeneric.htm
Extractions: Significant changes have occurred in services and programs provided for children with exceptional needs in the public schools of California. These changes have stemmed from new laws and regulations at both the state and national levels, as well as from the spirit of fairness, balance and equality that characterize the public school system in America. New interpretations of existing laws by the courts have further modified and expanded the services required for exceptional students. Previously, children with disabilities were identified only if their educational needs were obvious. Then, they tended to be placed into programs designed to serve children with similar disabilities in special schools or located separately on comprehensive school sites. Such categorical programs were usually effective in providing specialized services for the populations they served; but in many cases, expectations for these groups were inappropriate in relation to the students' actual potential. Gradually, the community and public agencies have become aware that children with disabilities can be educated with their non-disabled peers, guaranteeing equal opportunities for all children....
Extractions: To find other help resources select a topic from the list and click GO Select a Topic US - National Organizations US - Federal Agencies US - State By State Resource Guides Canadian Resources Information By Phone International Links LD Schools On-line Resources Parent Advocacy US State Departments of Education If you are a professional interested in listing your services, sign-up online now! US Schools Please contact the schools for updated information. A C D F ... W A Spring Ridge Academy (Arizona) Spring Valley, AZ : boarding school for girls with attention deficit disorder, learning disabilities, low self esteem or other challenges. 13690 South Burton Road, Spring Valley, AZ 86333 - (520) 632-4602
Extractions: Josie Lopez started receiving services from the Easter Seals Adult Day Program in 1996. A year later so did Ericke Guerra. The Adult Day Program is community based and offers individuals with developmental, physical or multiple disabilities the opportunity to enjoy and become more integrated with their communities. It also provides instruction in pre-vocational, self-help, motor and communication skills. In 1998, Easter Seals helped Josie and Ericke get jobs at The Gap in Carlsbad, California. They work three days a week folding, hanging and stocking. An Easter Seals coach goes to work with Josie and Ericke to provide job training and support. Both are hard workers and well liked by their peers. The two have also received several raises!
Extractions: Guiding California white water rafting trips for more than 25 years! Tributary Price List Listed below are our current prices (subject to change). The first price listed indicates cost for a mid-week (Monday-Friday) trip. The second reflects weekends. Additionally there are the following sources of discount which can normally be combined to a maximum of 15% off the listed price. Adult Groups: