Legal Disabilities Law

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Running head: HISTORY OF SPECIAL EDUCATION LAW According to National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), an IEP, or Individualized Education Program, is “a written statement for each individual with a disability that is developed, reviewed, and revised in accordance with Title 42 U.S.C. Section 1414(d).” (NAEP Glossary) Each source I studied stressed the concept of “individualized” plans because each program is tailored to specifically meet the needs of that particular student through a series of assessments, meetings and medical diagnoses. Recognizing that the content of the IEP is legally binding, it’s important to ensure that what is included in the IEP safeguards the needs of the student and that the student needs are…show more content…
Refer to Section III Legal Requirements or to the Appendix of this document for letters of interpretation. The school district may pay for the assistive technology devices and services, or they may access other funding sources such as parents, private health insurance, Medicaid, or Vocational Rehabilitation. A July 1992 OSEP policy letter clarifies the issue of expenditures associated with providing assistive technology devices and services. The letter stated that they “envision state and local educational agencies will utilize a variety of sources of funds to ensure that students with disabilities are provided with FAPE.” I will ensure when speaking with the parent that they realize that the district does not have the funds needed but that if the IEP team determines that assistive technology should be provided, the district cannot require the student’s parents to be responsible for locating funding sources. The district can request the involvement of the parents in the funding search, but it is the responsibility of the district to find funding for the needs of the student according to the Legislative Analysis Office Executive Summary January 2013(LAO). Moreover the possibility exists that the school district may be unable to find other funding
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