Washington State Special Education Coalition will make it easier for schools to provide disabled homeless and foster children with children, particularily those with special needs in washington State. OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES http://www.wssec.org/
Extractions: Stay in the Loop-Sign up for our WSSEC email listserve and you will receive information about special ed and related childrens issues, trainings, workshops, and legislative updates. Just visit our Contact page and click on Donna Obermeyers email address to subscribe. You can unsubscribe by sending an email to the same address.
UJA Bergen: Special Needs: Agencies to individuals who are developmentally disabled and schools under Jewish auspices serving families and individuals with special needs in of special needs. washington Township. Tel http://www.jewishbergen.org/people/specialneeds/agencies.shtml
NICHCY: Parenting A Child With Special Needs - Resources care of the disabled child. Baltimore, MD special needs A book for sibs (2nd ed.). Seattle University of washington Press practical guide for schools, families, and organizations http://www.kidsource.com/NICHCY/parenting.disab.all.4.6.html
Extractions: The publications and organizations listed below, as well as the resources listed throughout this News Digest, are only a few of the many that can provide information to parents and families about issues related to disability. Additional support is also available from state and local parent groups, as well as from state and local affiliates of many major disability organizations. To help you obtain documents listed in this issue, you will find the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of publishers at the end of this publication. The publisher's name generally appears in the final position in the citation to illustrate, in the example citation below, the publisher is Woodbine House. Example: Sweeney, W. (in press). The special-needs reading list: An annotated guide to the best publications for parents and professionals. Bethesda, MD: Woodbine House.
Extractions: March 18, 1999 By ANJETTA McQUEEN AP Education Writer WASHINGTON (AP) The school district in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, had already overspent its special education budget by $1 million when the Supreme Court ruled it had to pay for one-on-one nursing for a student adding $30,000 a year. Garret Frey, the 16-year-old sophomore on a ventilator because of an accident that left him paralyzed, isn't the issue, said Superintendent Lew Finch. The case is really about the federal government creating rules requiring schools to educate children with disabilities, but not sending enough money to ensure they can afford it. If schools don't get more help, they may need to raise local taxes, Finch said. "This might be the case that opens a lot of eyes." Special education is one of the most emotional issues schools face, and one of their fastest-growing costs. States have long fought with local schools and the Education Department over costs. Now Republicans and Democrats in Congress are debating how much the federal government should help. Nearly 6 million children receive special education instruction and services costing $60 billion, about $5 billion of that from the federal government. About $55 billion comes from states and local districts, which follow strict rules stemming from the 1975 federal law covering special education.
Extractions: [Print Friendly Version] A child with special needs can be defined as one who differs developmentally from a normal child as a result either of a physical, mental, or emotional handicap, a developmental delay, or a specific learning disability. Both the Handicapped Child and Supplementary Education allowances are available to assist families with the extraordinary costs of providing special educational or related services to their children with special needs. Parents should understand the medical clearance procedures that determine eligibility for the allowances and know which will play a role in the assignment process. Learning disabilities are the most frequently encountered developmental problem among Foreign Service children. EVALUATION OF DEVELOPMENTAL PROBLEMS Children with developmental problems will receive educational evaluations as part of the medical clearance process. As soon as it is suspected, parents should describe any developmental problem on the child's medical history form so that evaluation and treatment plans can be formulated early in the child's life. Experts in the field of special education stress the value of early intervention. Children with learning disabilities should not be thought of as abnormal; they simply have a different system for processing information. The key for parents and teachers is to discover what the child's processing system is and to help the child compensate with their strengths when fitting in, as far as possible, to the ordinary educational process.
WASHINGTONIAN/Special-Needs Private Schools A few others locally have a specialneeds component in Lab School of washington, 4759 Reservoir Rd., NW 20007 and night school for learning-disabled adults also http://www.washingtonian.com/schools/private/specialneedsprivate.html
Extractions: PRIVATE SCHOOLS The following schools are structured for students with special needs. A few others locally have a special-needs component in addition to their mainstream offerings, including Annapolis Area Christian School; West Nottingham Academy in Colora, Maryland; St. Vincent Pallotti High School in Laurel; Dominion Christian School in Oakton; and Paul VI Catholic High School and St. Leo the Great School in Fairfa Bilingual schools are indicated with a square ( ); those that take boarders have a circle ( ). K stands for kindergarten. Jump down to Maryland Virginia www.kennedyinstitute.org
KinderStart - Child Development : Special Needs Child schools/Organizations. schools disabled and special special health and developmental needs. The project is based at Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center in Seattle, washington http://www.kinderstart.com/childdevelopment/specialneedschild
Extractions: This area of the Project HappyChild website is designed to enable you to find help for various conditions which children may experience, or to give information about areas in which help is available in one way or another. If the organization is within the Project HappyChild Directory, the link will take you to the page where it is listed (there is a full Index to the Directory for easy reference across all organizations and a copy of the Directory can be printed free from screen - see Directory cover page If by any chance you can't locate the resource you're looking for, take a look at the Contact a Family on-line directory of specific conditions and rare disorders (see under Rare Syndromes below), or the other global resources listed for rare conditions, or try going to Yahoo, select advanced search, then "exact phrase", and key in any relevant words (eg respite care children disabilities saskatchewan] which should bring up a list of links specifically relevant to your search. Please also see our booklists page for specific resources available (some free, some not).
Reforms Crucial To Special Education If washington opts out of IDEA, it should be that public schools remain receptive to disabled youngsters, they allow each parent of a special needs student to http://www.cato.org/current/school-choice/pubs/gryphon-020614.html
Extractions: Pocket Constitution Email Updates Cato Audio Cato Store ... El Cato by Marie Gryphon June 14, 2002 Marie Gryphon is a policy analyst with the Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom. The Washington Education Association recently released a survey revealing that two-thirds of the state's special education teachers plan to quit over the next five years. Teachers of special needs children cited excessive paperwork and too many meetings as leading reasons for their decision to hit the road, exacerbating a serious existing shortage of qualified personnel. Predictably, the WEA used these results to call for two favorite union remedies, higher pay and smaller class sizes. Union President Charles Hasse said the survey confirms "a compensation and workload crisis among special ed staff." In fact, Washington's teachers and students would benefit most from a rarer prescription - fundamental reform. Washington is held hostage to a federal statute that governs nearly every aspect of special education. Passed in 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) mandates a complex series of meetings, paperwork, notice requirements and legalistic due process procedures for developing each disabled child's educational plan. While IDEA played a positive role in opening the doors of public schools to disabled children, the statute is a disaster when it comes to the thing parents need most: peaceful, efficient provision of high-quality educational services.
NAESP : Schools Struggle With Special Ed properly sterilize a catheter for one disabled student have a lot of rights, says washington principal John I just believe that when special needs kids rights http://www.naesp.org/ContentLoad.do?contentId=90
Early Childhood Focus - News Topic: Special Needs special needs washington State Gov. Superintendent of schools Office for children with special needs from birth more say in care of a disabled child Submitted http://www.earlychildhoodfocus.org/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=16&p=3
Extractions: email: A1Diamante@aol.com Advocacy for Children's with Special Needs in Washington, D.C. And we all share common aims: AN EFFECTIVE NETWORK PROVIDING ADVOCACY SUPPORT AND SERVICES. Legal consultation and assistance can be expensive, sometimes as much as $600 an hour. Not all parents can afford such feesyet all parents want to ensure their child's educational needs are met. We can help you with: Classroom program and placement concerns.
Extractions: With a little help from her teacher at Falls Church High School, Rachel Shilling adjusted the microphone on her headset, leaned toward a laptop computer and spoke to it in a cheery voice. "Wake up," the 16-year-old told the machine. "Begin dictate mode." The 10th-grader spent the next hour working on a paper about South American history, operating the computer through voice commands because she has almost no use of her hands. Her spoken words about Incan civilization appeared as neat sentences on the screen. When she made a mistake, she simply told the machine to go back a step or two. Rachel, whose hands are soft and bent because of a congenital defect, started using the special software known as Dragon Dictate a few months ago. Before that, writing meant struggling to hold a pen in her limp fingers. Now she can write papers and do other schoolwork much more easily, and she is thinking more seriously about going to college. "This is a great thing. It makes me more independent," said Rachel, the first Fairfax County student to use Dragon Dictate in school. "Now I can be like other students."
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
Unit Studies, Special Needs, And Teens Page Unit Studies; special needs; Teens; Links; Wolfgang Mozart, Mark Twain, George washington computer resources for disabled children. Curriculum Associates toys for special needs children . http://www.eaglesnesthome.com/unit.htm
Extractions: What Is a Unit Study? Pick a Topic, Any Topic! Homeschoolers, like all educators, often fall into the easy trap of spouting educational jargon until it becomes almost meaningless, especially to newcomers. We forget, perhaps, that everyone was once a newcomer. The term "unit studies" is an especially slippery fish of a term, because it can mean so many things. It may refer to a relaxed, interest led frolic through a subject, initiated by a child's interest in, for instance, cars. The child reads about cars, draws cars, examines the insides of cars, takes cars apart, measures cars, studies the math and science of cars, bakes and eats car shaped cakes, and builds a model car. The opposite extreme may be the child homeschooled with a traditional approach. His parents pick a unit study out of a book, or perhaps buy a unit study curriculum. The publisher supplies or suggests the materials, and the parent (as teacher) sits with the child, going progressively through the planned unit study. Most often, homeschool families fall somewhere in between these two examples.
Extractions: [Print Friendly Version] Foreign Service life is an education. Education Options for Foreign Service Family Members , first published in February 1996, is dedicated to assist Foreign Service family members in obtaining the best education possible to supplement their Foreign Service experience. While the emphasis is on schools and school-age children, this book looks at Foreign Service family members of all ages. There is information on the day care needs of Foreign Service babies and early childhood education for preschoolers. At the other end of the spectrum, it looks at adult education options for Foreign Service spouses and young adult family members who are not in college. It is organized in general chronological order with the information on related topics interspersed throughout age level material. This book is designed for those people who want information on a specific topic as well as for those people who want to use it as a planning tool to look at the total picture of education for Foreign Service families. Chapters are below.