Textbook1. Essential Concepts and School-Based Cases in Special Education Law

Read chapter 9 in Essential Concepts and School-Based Cases in Special Education Law.

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Electronic Resource1. Wrightslaw

Explore the Wrightslaw website.

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Emerging Issues Newsletter

Identify two special education emerging issues. Research and evaluate current information about your chosen topics, and then create a newsletter to be distributed to the special education staff. Your newsletter should include a 250-500-word summary of the issues, resources for further reading, and your professional opinion regarding how the school should respond to the issues. Cite a minimum of three professional, educational, and/or legal resources.   Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.

Clinical Field Experience D: Advocacy

Allocate 2 hours to complete this part of the Clinical Field Experience.

Visit a local disability advocacy organization and interview an administrator regarding:

Relationship of special education to the organization, and function of educational agencies;

Continuum of placement and services available for individuals with exceptionalities;

Publications relevant to individuals with exceptionalities;

Information provided on exceptionalities;

Activities relevant to individuals with exceptionalities;

Culturally responsive factors that promote effective communication and collaboration with individuals with exceptionalities, families, school personnel, and community members;

Roles of professional groups and referral agencies in identifying, assessing, and providing services to individuals with exceptionalities; and

Any resources to assist in programming for individuals with exceptionalities.

Summarize your findings in a reflection of 250-500-words.

APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected

Discussion Questions    Topic 5 DQ 1-word count 200

What factors must the IEP team take into consideration when determining what the least restrictive environment is for an individual student?

Topic 5 DQ 2- word count 200

Read “Case No. 18 – State Responsibility to Ensure Compliance with the IDEA.” Would a state be responsible for providing special education services if a local school board, defaulted on its obligation?

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