For this task, assume you are a leader in special education. You have been asked to develop a training document to prepare staff/faculty to ensure the critical elements of IDEA are implemented for students within an educational institution of personal interest. Be sure to address these elements in the document:
Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Procedural Guidelines to include Due Process
Transition from Part C to Preschool Programs
Participation in Assessments
Discipline of Students with Disabilities
Highly Qualified Teachers
Length: 3-5 pages, not including title and reference pages
References: Minimum of two scholarly resources
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy.
For this part of your task, review the document located under your weekly resources entitled, “Trends in Special Education Case Law: Frequency and Outcomes of Published Court Decisions 1982-2012” (Karanxha & Zirkel, 2014). Address the following questions concerning legal challenges by parents based on the requirements of IDEA for school districts to provide a free and appropriate education for their children:
What has been the frequency trend of court decisions involving IDEA?
What has been the outcome trends of court decisions involving IDEA?
As a leader in special education, what can be done to prevent possible parental legal action involving IDEA?
Length: 2-3 pages, not including title and reference pages
Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.