Extractions: State Government State Services Select Program Area DOE HOME Advisory Councils Board of Education Career and Technical Education Charter Schools Compliance/Monitoring Curriculum Frameworks/Institutes Early Learning Services Education Reform Educational Technology Educator Licensure Tests (MTEL) Educator Licensure Employment Opportunities English Language Learners Family Literacy Forms Directory General Educational Development Grants: Information Information Services Health, Safety and Student Support Services MCAS MCAS Appeals MECC - (Career Center) METCO "No Child Left Behind" Federal Education Law Nutrition Programs Proprietary Schools Reading Office School and District Accountability School and District Profiles/Directory School Finance School-to-Career Education Security Portal Special Education Title I Virtual Education Space - VES News District/School Administration Educator Services Assessment/Accountability ... Problem Resolution System Program Quality Assurance Services Compliance and Monitoring May 2004 Dear Interested Parties: Approved Massachusetts In-State Day and Residential Private Special Education School Programs . This directory is designed to provide information and assistance to local administrators, teachers and parents who may be considering the placement of eligible students with special education needs in private day or residential special education school programs. The Department's approval standards for these schools may be found at
SurfWax -- News And Articles On Special Needs Students Articles on special needs Students from newspapers and magazines around the world. MA) massachusetts Political Calendar Jan 03, 2004 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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SurfWax -- News And Articles On Students With Special Needs Articles on Students With special needs from newspapers and magazines around the world. public schools, since students with special needs are both disabled Students Program and Services, which serves students with special needs Hundreds of massachusetts children are in http://disabilities.surfwax.com/files/Students_With_Special_Needs.html
Extractions: "Our special education reform is centered on better serving all students with special needs," said Carmen Faria, acting deputy chancellor for teaching and learning. "The first step is ensuring that every child in need of special education services is getting what they are entitled to.". (Newsday New York City) Even without the extra money, Ward said the only way the education department would cope with the cuts would be to mix students with special needs in the same classroom with students who achieve at normal levels. The move would allow for maximum classes sizes with two teachers, but no aide. (Woonsocket Call, RI)
Special Needs Resource Page COLETTA'S OF massachusetts. special needs RESOURCE PAGE. On this page we have a list of special needs resources that are available on the web and in massachusetts. massachusetts Association of Approved Private schools (MAAPS) a special needs stroller designed so the disabled can enjoy http://www.coletta.org/resource.html
Extractions: SPECIAL NEEDS RESOURCE PAGE On this page we have a list of special needs resources that are available on the web and in Massachusetts. Why don't you bookmark this page so you have a permanant resource for your special education needs. If you are a provider of special needs services send us your web address and we'll add you to our list. 639 Granite St. Fax: (617) 899-9469 The Baby Jogger Company offers a special needs stroller designed so the disabled can enjoy outdoor areas that would bog down a standard wheelchair. For information about the Special Needs III click here . To contact the Baby Jogger Company about the Special Needs III, send e-mail to Janet Bangs at
Early Childhood Focus - News Topic: Special Needs for Children opened in Sudbury, massachusetts in December of schools Office for children with special needs from birth say in care of a disabled child Submitted http://www.earlychildhoodfocus.org/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=16&p=3
Our Services (Individuals With Special Needs) Individuals with special needs. Plan, developed for moderate to severely disabled children and youth Our services reach schools throughout Eastern massachusetts. http://www.biat.org/html/Our_Services/special.htm
Extractions: CHAMPS after-school programs are held throughout Eastern Massachusetts for children, many of whom area challenged physically, developmentally, and emotionally. These music, movement, drama and art groups are led by qualified arts therapists who know how to "draw out the best" in children. Programs address life skills needed for: communicating thoughts and feelings; realizing one's strengths; increasing attention; building peer relationships. Classes include 4 to 8 children, small enough to provide an intensive, fun-filled learning experience for all. Scholarships are available and all children are welcome to participate. If there is not a CHAMPS program in existence near you, we will work with interested parents and organizations to start one. Creative Arts Therapists for Adults of All Abilities Creative Arts Therapy programs are specifically tailored to meet the needs of adults who are challenged physically, developmentally, and emotionally. An initial interview session with the adult and care provider allows the clinical director to assess the client's particular needs and goals. A particular arts form is then chosen in order to meet the levels which will best engage and challenge participants. Through intense learning in an art form, the adult will often: increase their range of communication; reach new personal goals; and enhance their ability to relate with others. Small group, individual, or family therapy is available and we work in group homes, day programs and treatment centers.
Massachusetts - Disability Resources Top Links massachusetts Alzheimer s Association Provides education, advocacy and horseback riding for disabled individuals. of children with special needs served in http://www.locate-massachusetts.com/Society_and_Culture_Disability_Resources.htm
Extractions: PRIDE - A private, nonprofit organization that provides vocational and social programs for individuals with disabilities. Serving the towns of Taunton, Raynham, Middleborough, Attleboro, Berkley, Dighton, Norton, Rehoboth, Brockton, Seekonk, Wareham, Bridgewater, Lakeville, North Attleboro and Foxborough.
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.
State/Local Resources Index Page - Massachusetts on behalf of children with special needs and their productivity, and inclusion in school and community massachusetts disabled Children We provide free access http://www.childrenwithdisabilities.ncjrs.org/massachusetts.html
Including Special-needs Students In Regular Classrooms . . . ByPeter Farley Students' Work. Including specialneeds students in regular classrooms seems to improve student academic performance, data show. by Peter Farley disabled students interviewed in the study preferred the resource room to the regular classroom setting. Contradicting the inclusionist argument altogether, special needs and schools, resource http://www.umass.edu/journal/car/studentwork/farley.html
Extractions: Students' Work Including special-needs students in regular classrooms seems to improve student academic performance, data show by Peter Farley AMHERST The inclusive-style classroom may be denying elementary school special needs students the attention they require and the education they deserve, according to some local teachers. But an analysis of available data gives a different picture. Now only one question remains: which method of grouping is most effective in helping students, with and without disabilities, to achieve their expected goals? IDEA requires that disabled students be placed in a setting that constitutes the "least restrictive environment." In other words, the government calls for disabled students to be educated with those who are nondisabled, to the maximum extent appropriate. However, teachers such as Mary Donovan, a fourth-grade instructor at Crocker Farm Elementary School in Amherst, say the law is often misinterpreted. The "least restrictive environment" isnt always the regular classroom for special needs students, Donovan said.
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Extractions: Under the current model, public schools and families agree on a document that outlines what services schools will provide. This document, an Individual Education Plan, is essentially a contract between schools and families. If schools fail to deliver on the services promised in the IEP, families can take their schools to court and force them to comply. Though it might seem like an IEP backed up by the threat of legal action would be an excellent way to guarantee appropriate services for disabled students, in practice this formal, legalistic process is highly inefficient and often fails to protect special education students while causing excessive paperwork and legal fees for public schools.
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.
Extractions: The following links aren't just for autism, but rather provide information on the topics of housing, independent living for all disabled persons, special needs trusts, etc. Most of these links lead to pages outside of this website, so please bookmark this page before leaving. You can also return here by clicking on your browser's back button. Listing of a residential site or school does not constitute endorsement C A N A D A Vancouver Island Autistic Homes Society L'Arche is an international federation of communities in which people with an intellectual disability and those who chose to join them live, work and share their lives together in an atmosphere of trust, friendship, belonging and forgiveness. (Canada, Australia, Belgium and other countries worldwide) U N I T E D K I N G D O M have come together to pioneer an exciting new service for people with autism. Adult Placement Services will provide caring homes for autistic people with experienced, trained and skilled Carers and families in the community. Devon Cornwall Autistic Community Trust - The DCACT is a Registered Charity and a non-profit making Limited Company formed in 1982. Since that time the organisation has grown to establish itself as one of the country's (UK) leading service providers for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Now with a reputation for delivering an extensive range of very high quality services to people of all ages the DCACT continues to work towards the day when all people with ASD have their individual needs met with appropriate services.
Extractions: by Gail Felker W here there's a will, there's a way. That's the motto of a growing number of homeschooling families with special-needs kids. Gone are the days of the single choice of putting those children into the hands of "experts" in the public schools. Families are discovering that they can educate their special-needs kids at home. The resources are out there. Consultants, support groups, and online assistance are available now. The only hurdle is overcoming one's feelings of inadequacy. When Barbara Schoenly, of Salisbury, Connecticut, chose to homeschool her son, Conant, little did she know that learning problems would surface. Conant struggled with phonics. Frustration hit, and the tears would come. Was it just willfulness, Barbara wondered, or maybe a lack of motivation? She persevered. By second grade, Conant still was not reading. Blending words was a chore. He would try to guess but usually guessed wrong. His handwriting was atrocious. Finally Barbara had him tested and discovered that Conant suffers from dyslexia, the condition in which the brain reverses letters and jumbles words, making reading and writing difficult.
Extractions: Feedback Top General Resources Special Needs Association of Hispanic Arts Promoting Latino arts and artists, the New York Association of Hispanic Arts (AHA), offers highlights of its quarterly magazine. Articles incorporate Latino music and film, Afro-Cuban and Afro-Puerto Rican folklore and a Latina playwrights journey. Information on opportunities, workshops, fellowships and grants are available. LOLA Net, Latino On-Line Arts Network, offers a searchable database for artists and cultural organizations around the country. American Art Therapy Association The American Art Therapy Association is an organization of professionals trained in both art and therapy. Dedicated to the belief that the creative process of making of art is both healing and life enhancing, art therapists work in a variety of settings including education. Educational, professional, and ethical standards and the universities with programs are listed. Research and journal articles are also available. Americans for the Arts: At-Risk Youth AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS is an "information clearinghouse with a 40-year track record of objective arts industry research dedicated to serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate the arts." On the page of the larger site, At-Risk students are addressed with tools for partnerships in an after school setting. Programs include Metropolitan Life Foundation YouthARTS Initiative and Coming Up Taller.
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Extractions: See Also: Reference: Education: K through 12: Private Schools Hope Haven School - Jackson County Board - All programs are individualized to meet the unique needs of each and every student served. The Reading Foundation - Canadian learning clinics provide intensive, one-on-one remedial programs in reading, spelling, comprehension and math. Offers services for learning disabilities including dyslexia. Moon Hall School for Dyslexic Children - Situated in rural Surrey, near Dorking. "School within a school" on the site of Belmont Preparatory - a relationship believed to be unique in the UK. Moon Hall caters for bright dyslexic children aged 7 - 13 years. Specialist tuition results in the rapid rebuilding of self-esteem. Marburn Academy - Serving children of average to above average intellectual ability who are experiencing difficulty in school because of learning differences such as ADD or dyslexia. Columbus, OH.
Extractions: Changing Attitudes Toward the Disabled Overview MS Means Must Succeed is a five-month program that provides students with an opportunity to become sensitive to the needs and abilities of physically disabled adults. The project teaches the philosophy that people can excel despite their circumstances by demonstrating how science and technology enable disabled people to live useful lives. Students conduct bi-weekly visits to The Boston Home, a residential center serving adults with multiple sclerosis and related neurological diseases. They develop interview skills by talking with residents about their backgrounds and favorite celebrations. Improving writing and computer skills through weekly e-mail correspondence with their pals, students also learn about careers related to working with the disabled. Classroom Activities Community Activities Career Activities Read The Acorn People Write letter of introduction to residents..