Center For The Study Of Autism PARENTAL PARTICIPATION IN ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE THE DISABILITY WORLD/COMMUNITY. BROTHERS, SISTERS, AND special needs. PAUL BROOKS, BALTIMORE, maryland. http://www.autism.org/sibling/sibneeds.html
Extractions: Children in this age group are unable to articulate their feelings about things, so they will likely show their feelings through behaviors. They will be unable to understand the special needs of their sibling, but they will notice differences and try to teach their brother or sister. Children of this age are likely to enjoy their sibling because they have not learned to be judgmental, and their feelings toward their siblings will likely be linked to "normal" sibling interactions. 2. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGE (6 - 12) These children start venturing out into the world and become acutely aware of the differences between people. They have the ability to understand a definition and explanation of their sibling's special need as long as it is explained to them in terms they can understand. They may worry that the disability is contagious or wonder if something is wrong with them, too. They may also experience guilt for having negative thoughts or feelings about their sibling as well as, guilt for being the child who is not disabled. Some typical responses of children this age are to become OVER helpful and well-behaved or to become non-compliant in order to obtain a parent's attention. Throughout this age span, the children will have conflicting feelings about their sibling. This happens in sibling relationships that do not include a disability, too.
Extractions: Source: ERIC Clearinghouse on Counseling and Student Services Greensboro NC. Screening for Special Diagnoses. ERIC Digest. THIS DIGEST WAS CREATED BY ERIC, THE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES INFORMATION CENTER. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ERIC, CONTACT ACCESS ERIC 1-800-LET-ERIC OVERVIEW SCHOOL-BASED SCREENING While most children with a disability are identified by third grade, some are not identified until the upper elementary grades or even junior or senior high school. In some instances, a problem does not become evident until the demands of school exceed the child's skills in coping with his or her disability. In other cases, the disability may not occur until the child is older. For instance, a disability may be acquired as a result of a traumatic brain injury or as a result of other environmental factors. A disability may also not be identified until a child is older because the procedures used for screening, referral, testing, and/or identification are ineffective. PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS FOR SCHOOL SCREENING It is important to understand that there is no standard or uniform battery of tests, checklists, or procedures to follow for the identification of most students with disabilities. While there is a basic structure to the identification process, there is considerable variability in how students may come to be identified, including the types of tests used in screening and the processes by which they are referred.
Ellen A. Callegary firm to help children and families with special needs get the interventions for children with disabilities whose families of the ACLU of maryland (a volunteer http://www.mddailyrecord.com/top100w/04callegary.html
Extractions: E-mail: Ellen@CallegarySteedman.com Education: Certificate, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Advanced Bioethics Course, Georgetown University, 1990 Juris Doctorate, University of Maryland Law School, 1978 Bachelor of Art, The Johns Hopkins University, 1975 Career History: 1987-Present: University of Maryland School of Law, Adjunct Faculty Member and Lecturer 1990: University of Maryland School of Law, Assistant Professor, Clinical Law Program, AIDS Legal Clinic 1987-1989: Office of the Maryland Attorney General, Principal Counsel, Department of Juvenile Services 1981-1987: Office of the Maryland Attorney General, Special Assistant to the Attorney General 1979-1981: Office of the Maryland Attorney General, Assistant Attorney General assigned to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene 1978-1979: Circuit Court of Baltimore City, Judicial Law Clerk for Judge Elsbeth Levy Bothe Significant Accomplishment: I established a law firm to help children and families with special needs get the supports needed to be happy and meaningfully participate in their communities. I believe this work is vitally important to these childrens lives, and I lecture extensively about their legal rights so they will be more fully protected. I am co-chairing an ad hoc interdisciplinary committee to promote earlier and more intensive interventions for children with disabilities whose families have limited income. Example of Mentoring:
Extractions: (SE Washington DC) Student Role: To advocate for children with special needs including learning disabilities and chronic health conditions by empowering families to interface with the public school system as it responds to educational needs. Interns are active with the school staff, administrators, communities, and families. Alexandria City Public Schools (Alexandria, VA) Student Role: Providing counseling and guidance to students, following up on attendance issues, writing social histories for initial and on-going cases, special education evaluations, small group counseling, home visits, work with parents of students in elementary school and preschool programs, crisis management. Arlington County Public Schools
Extractions: IntelliTools, Inc. Arjan Khalsa has been the CEO of IntelliTools, Inc., based in Petaluma, CA, since 1991. His enthusiasm, good humor, and broad vision have made him an active leader in the field of assistive technology as well as an informative, entertaining and motivational public speaker. Arjan's background is in education and curriculum development. After a number of years as a classroom teacher, his concern for students and their education led him to take a position on the faculty of U.C. Berkeley as an author of FOSS, a fully inclusive science curriculum. In 1985, Arjan joined Unicorn Engineering (later to become IntelliTools) where he served as lead inventor of IntelliKeys - the most commonly used and highly awarded computer access device of its kind. Since that time, he has led major research efforts funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health to develop curriculum software to serve needs of today's diverse classroom community. He has designed numerous award-winning products, has given many speeches and presentations around the world, has volunteered effort for nonprofits, and has led a number of federally funded research projects.
Extractions: Contributing Editor, 2e: Twice-Exceptional Newsletter Welcome to my site I hope you find it helpful. If this is your first visit, click here for a guide to the site. This site is named after the book Uniquely Gifted: Identifying and Meeting the Needs of the Twice-Exceptional Student , edited by Kiesa Kay. Twice-exceptional children (that is, intellectually gifted children with special needs such as AD/HD, learning disabilities, Asperger Syndrome, etc.) have a hard time of it in our education system - because their giftedness can mask their special needs and their special needs hide their giftedness, they are often labeled as "lazy", "unmotivated", "not trying". Many people don't even realize that a child can be both gifted and learning disabled; however, Linda Silverman, Ph.D., the director of the Gifted Development Center has found that fully 1/6 of the gifted children tested at the GDC have a learning difference of some type In addition to being special needs educational advisor for families with twice-exceptional children and Contributing Editor to the new publication
Event 7 - LINKS paper Blind Industries and Services of maryland Providing Quality WWW Limks ARATA Aust Disability Resources for to TUCOWS RJ Cooper s special needs Home Page http://www.educ.utas.edu.au/TT96/Event7/Dlinks.html
Extractions: Disability Cool Our-Kids Website The Council for Exceptional Children The Librarian's Guide to Cyberspacefor Parents and Kids The Librarian's Guide to Cyberspace for Parents and Kids. The brochure and 50+ Great sites for Kids and Parents can be found on the ALA homepage at http:www.ala.org/parentspage/greatsites.
Extractions: Citations with an ED (ERIC Document; for example, ED123456) number are available in microfiche collections at more than 1,000 locations worldwide; to find the ERIC Resource Collection nearest you, point your web browser to: http://ericae.net/derc.htm . Documents can also be ordered for a fee through the ERIC Document Reproduction Service (EDRS): http://edrs.com/, email@example.com, or 1-800-443-ERIC. Journal articles (for example, EJ999999) are available for a fee from the originating journal (check your local college or public library), through interlibrary loan services, or from article reproduction services such as: Infotrieve: 800.422.4633, http://www4.infotrieve.com, firstname.lastname@example.org or ingenta: 800.296.2221, www.ingenta.com,
IDEA Reauthorization health care services in the school setting. Develops needed individual health plans and emergency care plans for disabled children or those with special needs. http://www.nasn.org/legislation/idea.htm
Extractions: (posted 3/13/03) Issue Action Needed How to Contact Senators House Committee on Education and Workforce Issue IDEA reauthorization legislation will soon be introduced in both the United States House of Representatives and Senate. It is important for school nurses to act now to assure that the bill that is introduced includes "school nursing services" under Related Services. The Senate version of IDEA will be introduced most probably by Senators Kennedy (MA) and Gregg (NH) contains, as NASN had requested, "school nurse services" in the legislative language of the Related Services Personnel Section. It is up to school nurses to assure that the language " school nurse services " stays in IDEA. We must target members of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP). back to top Action Needed NASN members should contact their Senators, particularly if they live in the following states, at their LOCAL state offices and tell their elected officials: How important school nurses are for disabled children;
Extractions: resource search WORKING AND LEARNING - EDUCATION RESOURCES ACE Centre - Aids to Communication in Education - UK - good Advisory Centre for Education - UK - good AHEAD - Association on Higher Education and Disablilty - USA - good American Association on Mental Retardation - USA - good American Council on Education - USA - good Ari's Special Education Link Site good Ari's Special Education Site - USA - good Association on Higher Education and Disability - USA - good Atlantic Centre of Research Access and Support for Disabled Students - CANADA - good Beverley Resource Centre - Toronto - Ontario - CANADA - uncertain Canada Schools Listing - CANADA - good Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education - UK - good Child Welfare League of America - USA - good Children of High Intelligence - UK - good Council for Exceptional Children - Virginia - USA - good Disabilities Studies and Services Center - USA - good Disability Education Advocacy Australia - AUSTRALIA - good Disability Information for Students - CANADA - good Dr K Smith - Special Educator's Web Pages - USA - good Edlaw Inc - Center for legal issues in special education - USA - good Education Access - AUSTRALIA - good Education course advice worldwide - UK - good Educational and Vocational Services - DRM disabilityresources - USA - good Educational Links - Southern Australian Centre for Leaders in Education - AUSTRALIA - good ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education - USA -
Extractions: Commissions and Boards Commissions and Boards Home A r c h i v e d I n f o r m a t i o n Nancy Grasmick, Maryland state superintendent of schools, has spent much of her career focused on the needs of all children and their families, especially those with disabilities. She is nationally respected for her thoughtful and systematic leadership approach to the building of consensus among parents and educators on issues and programs for special education. These collaborations have led to an innovative model of funding and accountability for special education in Maryland that is systematically integrated with the state accountability system. After experiencing a temporary hearing loss as a child, Grasmick became committed to improving education for children with disabilities. Upon receiving her bachelor of science from Towson University, she taught young children with disabilities in a Baltimore City elementary school. She pursued her interest in deaf education by receiving a master of science from Gallaudet University. Later she taught children with emotional disabilities and language disorders. She was the supervisor of special education for the Baltimore County Public Schools for six years, a principal of the Chatsworth School for students with severe emotional disabilities for four years, and an assistant and then associate superintendent for the Baltimore County Public Schools for 11 years. Grasmick received her doctorate in communicative sciences with a focus on speech and language disorders from Johns Hopkins University.
Brave Kids - Resource Directory City Rockville, maryland, 20853 Disease for eligible children with disabilities. Disease specialties special needs, Disabilities, Developmental Disabilities http://www.bravekids.org/search/?pc=30&rtype=24
Extractions: Modern Foreign Languages and Special Educational Needs Home The World Wide Web contains plenty of information about modern foreign language learning and about special educational needs as separate issues. The implications of SEN for MFL attract relatively sparse attention, which is why the present website seeks to redress the deficit. Glossaries Teaching materials Provision and practice Professional development ... Sensory and physical difficulties Glossaries of inclusive education terms Special Needs Education Thematic Key Words European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education glossary of over 80 special needs education related terms in a number of European languages. Liste des sigles , French government list of special educational needs acronyms and their expansions. , INTESCOL dictionary of inclusive education. European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education English-German glossary. German-English glossary. INTEGER glossary of German-English and English-German inclusive education terms. The Van Buren Intermediate School District (Lawrence, Missouri, USA)
Links To Regional Disabilities Resources maryland Technology Assistance Program (MD TAP) Provides MidAtlantic Disability and Business Technical Montgomery County special needs Library Serves the http://www.knowledgeway.org/disabilitieslinks/remotelinks.html
Extractions: Develops information and referral services that are responsive to the special technology product needs of consumers and professionals. Provides data to major dissemination points to ensure wide distribution and availability of the information to all who need it. ACCESS: Networking in the Public Interest
Extractions: Extended School Year Services (ESY)What the Courts Have Said by Rose Kraft Reprinted from ParenTalk , Winter 1999, a publication of The Parents Place of Maryland. Editors Note: Following this article are some brief descriptions of blind kids who have received ESY services in the state of Maryland. The descriptions of these children, the reasons they received ESY, and the services they received may help you understand how the ESY guidelines described below are applied to real-life situations. Some school districts have become very comfortable and familiar with ESY services and routinely include it in timely IEP discussions. Others resist providing it, and still others are simply uninformed. If you believe that your child may need ESY services, you will need to request an IEP meeting to discuss it. Be sure that there is sufficient time between the meeting and the end of the school year so that, if services are denied, you can file a due process complaint and get a decision before the school year ends. Here now, is the description of the evolution of ESY services through the court system: Since the precedent for extended school year programming was set in the Armstrong v. Kline case in Philadelphia, in a large number of instances the courts have been asked to determine the eligibility of individual children for extended school year services. This summary looks at the judicial decisions that have been rendered regarding this issue.
JESNA - 404 and Educators Building a Partnership (maryland State Department of Reading to Students with Learning Disabilities by Paula Teaching special needs Students in http://www.jesna.org/cgi-bin/webpages.php3?op2=ne_ressne
ADA & Disability Information Universal Design Education Project University of maryland; First; Apple Computer Disability Solutions; Berkeley speech system; IBM special needs Gopher; LAB http://www.esrin.esa.it:8080/handy/om/distr/iu/local/ada.html
Extractions: Computation Center Disabled User Services - Iowa State University Special Education - University of Kansas DO-IT Program - University of Washington Disability Services - University of Minnesota Disabilities and Computing Program - UCLA Project Pursuit - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Adaptive Learning Programs (ALPS) - Purdue Adaptive Computing Technology Center - University of Missouri-Columbia Adaptive Environments Universal Design Education Project - University of Maryland Trace Center for Technology and Disabled - University of Wisconson Texas Assistive Technology Partnership (TATP) - University of Texas
Extractions: Select More than one by using the [Ctrl] key KEY Family Youth Group/Organization Volunteer Connection/RSVP for Harford County and Cecil County is your one stop shop for volunteer opportunities. Our services include maintaining an up-to-date listing of volunteer opportunities in the County (as provided to us), personal knowledge of the sites, and personal attention to your interests, time and talents. We will work with interested persons, of any age, to help you find "just the right" volunteer experience. Our staff is ready to serve YOU. :: Want to Volunteer? Apply OnLine...
Special Needs special education needs of second language students. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 31, 3, 248 practice immersion program in Montgomery County , maryland . http://www.coedu.usf.edu/terben/blxspn/special needs.html
Extractions: Sample Bibliography on Bilingual Special Needs and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners Some Really Interesting Sites Concerning Organisations Connected with Bilingual Special Needs Issues Sample Bibliography on Bilingual Special Needs and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Exceptional Learners. Arreaga -Mayer, C. (1992). Ecobehavioral Assessment of exceptional culturally and linguistically diverse students: evaluating effective bilingual special education programs. Paper presented at the Third National Research Symposium on Limited English Proficient Student Issues. Retrieved June 28, 2002 from http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/ncbepubs/symposia/third/mayer.htm Artiles, A., Hoffman- Kipp , P., Lopez- Toress , L., Strent S.C. (2000).A cultural-historical view of preservice teacher education: theoretical foundations. Remedial and Special Education, 21 Exceptional Children Bilingual special education. ERIC Digest No. ED333618. Retrieved June 5, 2002
FYI Online - July 2002 - UMUC to help students with special needs overcome limitations number of children with disabilities in Baltimore our teachers are among maryland s most progressive http://www.umuc.edu/fyionline/july_02/fyionline2.html
Extractions: Publications UMUC Gets Help with its IDEA to Narrow Digital Divide for People with Disabilities "Being such a leader in the advances telecommunications has for individuals today, Verizon is committed to exploring ways technology can be better utilized. We have long enjoyed our relationship with UMUC because we share the mission of improving lives through incorporating technology into modern communication. The IDEA Project is exemplary of that ideal." Paul Wood, Verizon "IDEA is certain to be of real and long-lasting significance in the burgeoning distance learning arena. The university's leadership and effective partnerships will command attention to the critical need to be inclusive of the needs of all learners."