Fact Sheet: Scouts With Disabilities And Special Needs Scouts With Disabilities and special needs. Background. Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has had fully participating members with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. James E. Scouting units are located in special schools or centers that make materials relating to disabled and specialneeds people in the at Moraine State Park in pennsylvania. More than 5 http://www.scouting.org/factsheets/02-508.html
Extractions: Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has had fully participating members with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. James E. West, the first Chief Scout Executive, was himself disabled. Although most of the BSA's efforts have been directed at keeping such boys in the mainstream of Scouting, it has also recognized the special needs of those with severe disabilities. The Boy Scout Handbook Today, approximately 100,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers with disabilities are registered with the Boy Scouts of America in more than 4,000 units chartered to community organizations. Many of the more than 300 BSA local councils have established their own advisory committees for youth with disabilities and special needs. These committees develop and coordinate an effective Scouting program for youth with disabilities and special needs, using all available community resources. Local councils also are encouraged to provide accessibility in their camps by removing physical barriers so that youth with disabilities and special needs can participate in summer and resident camp experiences. Some local councils also have professional staff members responsible for the program for members with disabilities. Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers with disabilities and special needs participate in the same program as do their peers.
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Disabled And Litigation LITIGATION. SUSPENSION, EXCLUSION, EXPULSION. OF special needs STUDENTS. Watson v. City of Cambridge (1893) The court decided that a student could be expelled for disorderly conduct or imbecility. special needs children were thus restricted from attending the public schools. The state of pennsylvania was enjoined from excluding mentally http://www.sgmdoc.com/litigation.htm
Extractions: LITIGATION SUSPENSION, EXCLUSION, EXPULSION OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS Watson v. City of Cambridge (1893) The court decided that a student could be expelled for disorderly conduct or imbecility. Special needs children were thus restricted from attending the public schools. Beattie v. State Board of Education (1919) Physically handicapped students could be excluded from school because their presence was said to have a depressing and nauseating effect" on other students". Brown V. Board of Education (1954) The Supreme Court ruled that school segregation is illegal and said that it denies equal protection and equal opportunity. Although focusing on a specific cultural group this legislation impacted the special needs child in that they no longer need be segregated from public school educational services in the lest restrictive environment referring to regular education. Tinker V. Des Moines Independent School District (1969) While the issue here was that students were expelled from school for wearing black armbands in protest of war, the court ruled that children are "persons" under the Constitution and have civil rights independent of their parents. Again this also applied to special needs students. Mills v. Board of Education (1972)
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Extractions: Special Needs Schools Asperger's Syndrome Associations Attention Deficit Autism ... Rett Syndrome Special Needs Schools New Jersey Children's Center of Monmouth County: Home - offers educational services, training in adaptive living, and pre-vocational skills for students, ages 3 to 21, with multiple disabilities or a diagnosis of autism and pervasive developmental delays. Morristown-Beard School , Whippany Rd., P.O. Box 1999, Morristown, NJ 07962-1999. New Mexico Brush Ranch School , P.O. Box 2450, Santa Fe, NM 87504. 505-757-6114. Designs for Learning Differences , 8600 Academy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111. 505-822-0476 New York Children's Annex - serves children with disabilities, emotionally disturbed, autistic, multiply disabled or traumatic brain injured. Ages 2-15. , 22 East 95th St., New York, NY 10128. 212-722-0610. The Gateway School of New York , 921 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10021.
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Extractions: Catholic Education Born Out of Love The Pennsylvania Catholic Conference is widely known for its lobbying on behalf of Catholic schools. Many people are familiar with the good work that Catholic schools do in the community in providing a topnotch academic curricula and imparting Catholic values in a safe, disciplined environment. However, there are many other educational ministries in the dioceses of Pennsylvania that serve children, adults, and those with special needs. After all, learning about Christ and growing in faith are lifelong affairs to which each of us is called. "We believe that every person is a unique gift of God. We believe that every person is created for some mysterious and sacred purpose and is able to attain the fullness of life." Also in the Diocese of Pittsburgh, the St. Anthony Program allows students with mental retardation, autism, or other disorders to participate in school life and activities with other students. For the past 50 years, exceptional children have benefited from both the special attention and inclusive environment that are provided by the St. Anthony Program. McGuire Memorial and St. Anthony are not the only programs of their kind in Pennsylvania. In the Diocese of Allentown, the John Paul II Center for Special Learning serves children and adults with mental retardation and other developmental disorders.
Extractions: Add To Favorites Education and Special Education Law Administrative Law Civil Rights Education and Special Education Law. Our firm represents children with special needs and their parents only. We provide legal counsel and litigation services for special education, discrimination, student rights, disciplinary matters, suspensions, expulsions, extended school year, early intervention, IEP's (Individualized Education Programs), least restrictive environment, procedural safeguards, family service plans, child find, private placements, gifted education, mediations, due process hearings, and appeals. We provide legal counsel and litigation services, where necessary, under federal and state laws and regulations that protect the education, treatment and privacy rights of children with special needs and their families, which include the following: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act www.elc-pa.org for text of law and regulations.
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.
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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
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: Theresa M. Belinski, Assistant Director The Special Education Department provides services and programs to meet the needs of its twenty member school districts. These may be directly operated by the Intermediate Unit or may supplement existing district-operated special education programs. Programs directly operated by the Intermediate Unit on a fee-for-service basis include: Multi-Handicapped, Life Skills and, Learning Support, Physical Support, Autistic Support, Speech/Language, Vision, and Hearing Support, and Special Vocational Support. Supplementary services are provided to constituent school districts to enhance the delivery of special education programs. These include: Child Accounting, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Psychological Services, Supervision , Technical Assistance, CSPD Support Orientation/Mobility, Case Management, Social Work Services and Nursing Services. Programs Autistic Support Direct instructional programs that have been designed to meet the needs of students with impairment in two or more of the following areas: reciprocal social interaction, communication and imagination activity, markedly restricted repertoire of activities and interests, and abnormal or inconsistent responses to sensory stimuli.
Extractions: These pieces originally appeared as a weekly column entitled "Lessons" in The New York Times between 1999 and 2003. [THIS ARTICLE FIRST APPEARED IN THE NEW YORK TIMES ON JULY 5, 2000] Rethinking Special Needs Without Losing Ground By Richard Rothstein Until Congress enacted a special-education law in 1975, schools often ignored children with disabilities. Millions of special-needs children, in homes or quasi-medical institutions, got no schooling at all. Others, in schools, got only token help; many failed or dropped out. To end this scandal, federal law gave parents of such children extraordinary rights. But this led to a burgeoning bureaucratic system. Costs soared. Since the law's passage, nearly half of all new school spending has gone to special-education programs that serve 11 percent of children. Can this spending be brought under control without returning to earlier patterns of neglect? Can schools be trusted to serve the disabled if rigid rules are relaxed?
Extractions: What responsibilities does the school district have for students with special needs? If you believe your child is disabled and in need of special education services, but has not been evaluated, the school district in which you reside is required to evaluate the child, without charge, when you make such a request in writing. The district must hold a multi-disciplinary evaluation meeting with you to explain the results of the evaluation. If you desire special education services, you may enroll your child in the public school to receive a free, appropriate public education, or you may ask the school district to provide service(s). If you ask for services, then you and the school district may come to an agreement as to what services will be provided and where. The school district is not obligated to provide special education services if you do not enroll your child, however. Any services which are agreed to may be provided in a public school or private school which is licensed to provide such programs and services; these services will not be provided in your home.
Extractions: Since its founding in 1910, the Boy Scouts of America has had fully participating members with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities. Dr. James E. West, the first Chief Scout Executive, was himself disabled. Although most of the BSA's efforts have been directed at keeping such boys in the mainstream of Scouting, it has also recognized the special needs of those with severe disabilities. The Boy Scout Handbook Today, approximately 100,000 Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, and Venturers with disabilities are registered with the Boy Scouts of America in more than 4,000 units chartered to community organizations. Many of the approximately 315 BSA local councils have established their own advisory committees for Scouts with disabilities. These committees develop and coordinate an effective Scouting program for youth with disabilities, using all available community resources. Local councils also are encouraged to provide accessibility in their camps by removing physical barriers so that Scouts with disabilities can participate in summer and resident camp experiences. Some local councils also have professional staff members responsible for the program for members with disabilities. Advancement Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Varsity Scouts, and Venturers with disabilities participate in the same program as do their peers.