This “Blue Book” is not intended to offer specific legal advice, but intends to be of general educational value so that the reader may better understand the purpose of the law governing the education of students with disabilities.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that guarantees that children with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education alongside their non-disabled peers.
This article from the American University School of Education provides lots of helpful, practical information for educators to improve the accessibility of their classrooms.
CIR/CUIT – Centralized Intake and Referral / Consultant Unified Intervention Team
CIR/CUIT is a group of special education consultants available to assist in interventions for students with sensory disabilities, multiple physical disabilities, behavior, and autism spectrum disorders. Services can be requested by parents, guardians, caregivers, school personnel, or any other concerned party.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children.
“The mission of Inclusion Works Foundation (Inclusion Works) is to promote Equity and Access to a Quality Inclusive Education for children of ALL ABILITIES.”
The Inclusion Works Foundation supports inclusive Classrooms, inclusive education, special education inclusion (definition) and the overall promotion of IDEA. Specifically, the promotion of Inclusion, Diversity & Educational Activism for parents, students, educators and community – in all settings. Inclusion means “Everyone Matters!”
A free service provided by the Arkansas Department of Education, mediation brings together parents and educators to work with each other to resolve disagreements about a child’s special education needs. Special education mediation is voluntary and confidential.
Understood.org is an educational resource website that has many helpful videos and articles related to IEPs and special education. Visit their homepage or see our
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