The regulations that implement the IDEA are silent in regard to climate-controlled transportation. As a general rule, IEP teams determine whether transportation for a child with a disability is a related service that the student needs in order to access special education services, and in this context an IEP team can determine that a student [Read more…]
Archive — Month: March 2017
The regulations that implement the IDEA state that special education includes travel training. What is travel training?
“Travel training is instruction that enables children with significant cognitive disabilities, and any other children with disabilities who require this instruction, to develop an awareness of the environment in which they live, and to learn the skills necessary to move effectively and safely from place to place within that environment. [34 C.F.R. §§ 300.39(a)(2)(ii) and [Read more…]
The IDEA lists medical services (for diagnostic or evaluation purposes) as a related service. What does medical services mean?
“Medical services means services provided by a licensed physical to determine a child’s medically related disability that results in the child’s need for special education and related services.” [34 C.F.R. § 300.34(c)(5)] Medical services are limited to services that are for diagnostic and evaluation purposes only.
Can a school email IEP goal progress reports and IEPs to the parents of a student eligible for special education?
“Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the implementing regulations, parents may elect to receive prior written notices, procedural safeguards notices, and due process complaint notices by an electronic mail communication, if the public agency makes that option available. [34 C.F.R. § 300.505] . . . Further, with regards to [Read more…]
If a parent requests an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE), can the school ask the parent the reason that he/she objects to the school’s evaluation?
“If a parent requests an [IEE], the [school] may ask for the parent’s reason why he or she objects to the public evaluation. However, the [school] may not require the parent to provide an explanation and may not unreasonably delay either providing the [IEE] at public expense or filing a due process complaint to request [Read more…]