Extractions: Early On Lead Poisoning Positive Behavior Support No Child Left Behind ... Detroit Parent Network Where to find help for a child in Michigan Anywhere in the U.S. , or Canada What's New? Help Text Menu ... Translate Last Updated: Bella's List of Michigan Disability/Special Ed/Special Needs Listservs (A-Z) Last updated: November ADAPTMICHIGAN http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ADAPTMICHIGAN A contact point for all persons in the state of Michigan with a disability, or their friends and/or families. Also open to all persons in Michigan who are involved or concerned with the needs, concerns, problems and laws affecting anyone with a disability. This group was started by Paul W. Scalf, a wheelchair user and Regional Organizer for A.D.A.P.T. of Michigan in the Holland area. Ann Arbor Autism
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Does Special Ed Drain Schools? - 3/10/02 schools. special Reports ratios need to michigan Department of Education says in the 1970s, 25 000 to 30 000 people were locked up in state centers for the developmentally disabled http://www.detnews.com/2002/schools/0203/10/a13-436642.htm
Extractions: STRATEGIC LONG-RANGE TECHNOLOGY PLAN 1998 A Consortium Representing: C.O.O.R.Intermediate School District A.M.A. Educational Service District Crawford AuSable School Dist Fairview Area Schools Gerrish-Higgins School Dist Houghton Lake Community Mio AuSable Schools Alcona Community Schools Alpena Public Schools Atlanta Community Schools Hillman Community Schools West Branch-Rose City Schools Kirtland Community College TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Philosophy Five Major Themes Summary of Recommendations ... Conclusions "The technologically literate person is one who understands the role and impact of technology upon society, accepts the responsibilities associated with living in the technologically oriented Information Age and uses technology as a tool for obtaining, organizing, manipulating information and for communication and creative expression." Introduction The world of the twenty-first century will be dramatically different. Changes in society will be reflected in education. Across the nation, numerous reports are calling for the restructuring of the educational process and change in the fundamental purposes and goals of schooling. This is one of the most urgent domestic issues facing the nation. Today, there is an almost unimaginable increase not only in the amount of knowledge, but also in the rate at which knowledge continues to expand. In the face of an information driven society, the educational process still reflects the Industrial Age society in which standardization, conformity, and predictability were appropriate goals for schooling. Although there are increased opportunities provided by computers, telecommunications, and instructional television, many schools remain basically unchanged. In response to national calls for school reform, proposals for schools of choice, and initiatives dealing with the restructuring of schools, local school boards along with colleges and universities, are exploring innovative ways to use information technology for teaching and learning. Increasingly, the successful operation of schools and businesses hinges on the efficient exchange of voice, data and video signals.
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Extractions: GRAND HAVEN AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS Special Education Mission Statement Non-Discrimination Policy Evaluation Process Eligibility Requirements ... District Services Special Education programs and support services are provided for students with disabilities from preschool through completion of high school or to age 26. Grand Haven's programs are housed in regular education facilities to ensure that students have equal access to all educational opportunities. The Department of Special Education is organized to provide a continuum of classroom programs and services for students with special needs. Students are identified for special education programs based upon the individual student's needs as recommended by a Multi-disciplinary Team Evaluation. An Individualized Planning Committee then places the students in the most appropriate educational program. State and federal laws and rules mandate the manner in which students are identified and placed in special education programs. Self-contained classroom programs are provided for pre-primary impaired, mentally impaired and emotionally impaired students (pre-primary through high school). For those students who require less than full-time placement in special education, resource room programs are available in every school.
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Extractions: Health Care Degrees Health Administration Health Care Management Medical Assisting RN to BSN ... Natural Health 4CollegeSearch Top Colleges and Universities Web site features 4-year universities-colleges, 2 year colleges, junior colleges, and career, technical, trade, and vocational schools as well as Special Education Schools located in North America offering Special Education Teaching Degrees Browse though our directory of schools and select an special education teaching degree that is right for you. If you would like to request information about any of the special education programs or schools listed on this page, click on the school's link and fill out an inquiry form for no-obligation information on each accredited school.
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Extractions: by Beth Jawary Even though Mr. Cohen had been involved with the formation of the Etta Israel Center, the programs offered were not what the family had in mind for their child. The Etta Israel Center opened in 1992 with a mission of providing services for Jewish children with special needs. At the time the Cohen family began their search for a suitable educational program, the center ran a Sunday school program and recreational activities for school-age children and young adults with developmental disabilities. Additionally, they had created an afternoon self-contained preschool program for children with disabilities who were currently enrolled in public school special education programs. No research existed in the field of full inclusion in Jewish day schools. They found no child who was successfully included in a program that required students to deal with an entire dual curriculum as well as with learning a second language. Clearly, there existed significant challenges ahead. They turned to the Etta Israel Center for assistance. Together with local experts and extensive research, the Etta Israel Center began to develop a program to assist children with developmental disabilities learn and grow while participating in a regular day school program.
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SPECIAL EDUCATION ACRONYMS Learning disabled. A more complete definition may be found in the michigan special Education Rules Persons in this group will probably need assistance or care http://www.copesd.k12.mi.us/special_ed/terminology.htm
Extractions: SPECIAL EDUCATION ACRONYMS This is a partial listing of some of the terms you may come in contact with during your child's education. ADA Americans with Disability Act (P.L. 101-336) ADD Attention Deficit Disorder ADHD Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder CA Chronological Age CBI Community Based Instruction DD Developmental Disability ESD Educational Service District FAPE Free Appropriate Public Education FERPA FTE Full Time Equivalency HH Homebound and/or Hospitalized IDEA '97 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (Amendments of 1997) IEE Independent Educational Evaluation IEP Individualized Education Program (document) IEPT Individualized Educational Program Team (meeting) IFSP Individualized Family Service Plan IQ Intelligence Quotient LEA Local Educational Agency (Local School District) LRE Least Restrictive Environment MAPS McGill Action Planning System MDE Michigan Department of Education MET Multidisciplinary Evaluation Team OSE Office of Special Education OT Occupational Therapist or Occupational Therapy PAC Parent Advisory Committee PO Performance Objective PT Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy SEAC State Special Education Advisory Committee Section 504 The "nondiscrimination on the basis of handicap" portion of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (as amended) SSW School Social Worker TBI Traumatic Brain Injury TC Teacher Consultant TMI Trainable Metnally Impaired TSLI Teacher of the Speech and Language Impaired SPECIAL EDUCATION IN MICHIGAN IEPT The Michigan Special Education Act is P.A. 451 (1976). It provides for special education services for certain people. These include all persons birth through 25 with special learning needs.
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Extractions: Links from Summer 2002 Adoptalk by Cyndie Odya-Weis Cyndie is a freelance writer who specializes in family, educational, and spiritual issues, and the adoptive mom of twin teenaged daughters from Korea and a biracial 12-year-old son adopted domestically. Before embarking on nearly three decades of work with adoptive, foster, and other families, Cyndie taught at public and private schools. "Im sorry Mr. and Mrs. Smith," said the teacher in the voice mail message, "but I need you to come to school again. Joshua is having trouble in class." It was a familiar request. The Smiths had been to school so many times that, as Mr. Smith wryly joked, "the car remembers how to get there." Joshua, seven, had joined the family through adoption two years earlier. Since he had been in school, Joshua had been repeatedly evaluated for a variety of disorders. Mr. and Mrs. Smith had reams of reports littered with now all too familiar codesADHD, FAS, LD, CP, OHI and others. [The fictitious Smiths represent the experience of many adoptive parents whose children have special educational needs. The acronyms are spelled out at the bottom of this page.]
Extractions: E-MAIL THIS STORY PRINTER-FRIENDLY FORMAT January 13, 2004 BY RICHARD H. BERNSTEIN In the struggle over public education funding, some Michigan legislators have tried to cut resources for Intermediate School Districts. I strongly disagree. In fact, Intermediate School Districts are an essential component of our overall educational system. Special training from an Intermediate School District can completely change a disabled child's future. For example, as I know from personal experience, a blind child must learn basic skills before entering first grade in a public school. Fortunately, ISD instructors teach them how to cross a street, get on a bus, use a cane and read Braille. Thanks to the initial ISD training, this child has an opportunity to fully participate in society, live independently, work full-time and, of course, pay taxes. Hundreds of thousands of Michigan citizens directly benefit from Michigan's 57 ISDs, which help local schools meet the individual needs of each child with physical or mental limitations. No elementary or secondary district could possibly handle these diverse challenges alone.
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Extractions: Research shows that without early identification and intervention, children who read poorly in the first grade will continue to read poorly in middle school, high school, and adulthood. Research also provides evidence that children identified as learning disabled, and those who are poor early readers, rarely catch up to the reading levels of their peers, even by the age of 18. Question The question was addressed to Dr. Paris. What has the research taught the education community concerning the psychology of reading as it relates to the cognitive and metacognitive processes of good readers and poor readers? How can we apply this knowledge in building effective intervention programs for special-needs students? Dr. Scott Paris:
Special Needs William A. Mehrens, michigan State University, East Lansing, MI. must have and the inclusion of disabled students in Web sites covering special Needs Students. http://wwwcsteep.bc.edu/CTESTWEB/special/special.html
Extractions: Testing Students with Disabilities Back to Spotlight Issues Back to CTEST Home Introduction to the issue Official Documents regarding special needs students Special needs testing in the News Weblinks for further information Introduction to the Issues As increasing numbers of students with disabilities apply for admission to institutions of higher education, many are seeking modifications during admissions testing to accommodate for their disabilities. Many of these accommodations are granted. The most common modification is extended time for test administration, although large print versions of tests, readers for tests, and other types of accommodations are also provided. When these accommodations are granted, many of those taking the tests with modifications are unaware that the score reports for such testing usually are sent to colleges or universities with a "flag" or other designation indicating that the test was given under nonstandard conditions. This nation currently embraces important social policy goals of allowing persons with disabilities to participate as fully as possible in society without having to face negative bias or stereotypes. For too long, many individuals with disabilities have had to confront unfair presumptions about their abilities to succeed in education and employment. There are now laws in many states and two federal laws designed to prohibit discrimination against individuals with disabilities.
Extractions: Siblings of Kids with Special Needs How does growing up in an exceptional family affect siblings of kids with special health or developmental needs? Siblings of children with special needs have special needs themselves. Their sister or brother with special needs will get a bigger share of attention! While having a special needs sib presents challenges, it also comes with opportunities. When parents are tuned-in to each of their childrens individual needs, they can help ease the difficulties. A note from Jeffrey this letter, from a 9-year-old boy to his parents, serves as a reminder of the emotions kids go through when their brother or sister has special needs. Developmental considerations, tips, and warning signs
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