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Extractions: Secretary's Conference on Educational Technology March 1995 Schools lag behind workplaces, leisure places, and other realms of life in their access to new information technologies. Moreover, current technologies are not equitably distributed among different kinds of schools, special groups of students, or households. Ensuring equitable access to technology is the first and most obvious step toward building a challenging learning environment. Seven breakout sessions dealt with these topics. (note) Key issues General Access of Schools to Technology Parent, Family, and Community Access "We are working as hard as we can to make sure that schools have access to the growing number of resources that are out there." -Linda Roberts The schools represented at the conference enjoy an atypical degree of access to technologies, said Jerry Malitz of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) in a breakout session. Most schools, for example, do not have access to telecommunications technologies. NCES found that while 35 percent of schools had some form of Internet access, only three percent provided access in classrooms and other instructional areas. And within this small subset of schools, only two percent of teachers, four percent of students, and 11 percent of administrators used wide area networks to a large extent.
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Extractions: Washington, D.C. 20500 Dear Mr. President: The National Council on Disability is pleased to submit to you this report entitled, Improving the Implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: Making Schools Work for All of America's Children . This report presents the results of an extensive research process regarding progress in the implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) over the past 20 years and recommendations for improving the implementation of IDEA as Congress begins to consider its reauthorization. Nearly 400 witnesses (the vast majority of whom were parents of children with disabilities, students with disabilities themselves, and adults with disabilities) contributed their views regarding the reauthorization of IDEA at 10 regional hearings, sharing their experiences with IDEA to date and their hopes for its future. We believe that their voices should be central to any discussion of special education policy and that the adoption of the recommendations detailed in this report would result in a markedly improved special education service delivery system.
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Extractions: by Catherine M. Swift, Attorney at Law, Gough, Shanahan, Johnson and Waterman A case recently decided by the Montana Human Rights Commission's Hearing Officer, Terry Spear, addresses some of these issues. In that case, Browning Public Schools teacher Russell Pannoni asserted the disability of depression in the fall of 1998, commencing a two year progression of demands and accommodations, absences and returns to work, and medical evaluations and opinions, which ended in Pannoni's termination on May 23, 2000. The recent decision may provide some guidance to others facing similar situations. Pannoni was a tenured middle school teacher with a record of absenteeism. The record shows him to have been absent more than his contracted 14 days of personal and sick leave in 8 of his last 11 years of employment, including 23 absences in FY1998, 87 absences in FY1999 and 137 absences in FY2000. He asserted that his absences were the result of his depression and that any disciplinary action based on his depression amounted to disability discrimination or retaliation. The district asserted that teacher presence is an essential job function which the employee must be capable of performing in order to qualify for the protection of the law and that the district in any event reasonably accommodated Pannoni.
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Extractions: FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR SCHOOLS PUBLISHED BY THE NEW JERSEY SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION Volume 2, No. 1 - January 2003 General Mills Champions: February 1, 2003 . Fifty grants of up to $10,000 each will be awarded. Grants will be made to organizations with 501(c)(3) or 509(a) tax-exempt status. For more information, contact: General Mills Champions, Youth Nutrition Fitness Grants, General Mills Foundation, P.O. Box 58055, Minneapolis, MN 55458, or call Sherey Zerbian at (312) 899-4803. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.generalmills.com/corporate/about/communityMNutrition Humanities Focus Grants: April 15, 2003 . Grants range from $10,000 to $25,000 each and are typically one year in duration. U.S. nonprofit tax-exempt organizations or institutions dedicated to improving humanities education may apply. For more information, contact: Education Development and Demonstration, Division of Education Programs, Room 302, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20506 or call (202) 606-8500. E-mail: email@example.com
Extractions: Spring Creek Community (SCC) (406-827-4344) near Thompson Falls, Montana, has hired Dan Ward to establish and run their wilderness component. The 30 day program, starting with primitive living skills and continuing with wilderness adventure activities, will be used as an assessment and orientation for many of the students enrolling at SCC. SCC uses the addiction model in working with the children, with a strong arts program, and extensive on-campus family work. Aspen Health Services Hires Admissions Counselor Caroline Wolf (800-283-8334) has been hired by Aspen Health Services as Admissions Counselor. The announcement was made by Aspen Health Services Vice President Mark Hobbins and that her emphasis will be to serve the needs of Educational Consultants for the Aspen Achievement Academy and the Aspen Ranch. She will be working with families and their children in all aspects of admissions and post placement needs. Caroline has over ten years experience in working with special needs students and their families.
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Extractions: Services for the disabled Alliance for Disability and Students of the University of Montana (ADSUM) , University Center 205. 243-2636. The alliance advocates for the rights of students with disabilities. Board meetings held every Tuesday at 3 p.m.; meetings are open to the public. Students can be paired with fellow students with disabilities. Alliance for the Mentally Ill . Provides support and advocacy for family and friends of the mentally ill. For information, write Box 5413, Missoula, 59807. American Cancer Society-Missoula Unit Loan Closet . 542-2191. See full listing in Health section. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) . Consultation and surveys, Summit Independent Living Center, 700 S. W. Higgins Ave., Suite 101. 728-1630. Group training and individual consultations for people with disabilities; businesses and employers; government agencies; commercial facilities; transportation operators; and individuals. Architectural accessibility surveys, seminars, referral to local resources for architectural or operational modifications and tax-incentive information. ADSUM . Alliance for Disability and Students of The University of Montana. 243-2636. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Web site www.umt.edu/asum.adsum. Self-governing alliance made up of students who are dedicated in identifying and brining down architectural, programmatic, and attitudinal barriers on campus and are concerned with improving the social and academic atmosphere at the University of Montana for persons who have a disability regardless of the nature of the disability, race, color, creed, sex, or religion.
Extractions: Our mission is to: enable families with special needs to share their experiences by subscribing to our newsletter , joining our eGroup forum, talking in our chat room and posting to our bulletin board ; offer information on a wide variety of family fun and special needs topics ; and facilitate access via rings and links to websites relevant to special needs families. Adoption Arts Crafts Babies Charities ... Work at home Other important Touring Tours Tourism links:
Extractions: Our mission is to: enable families with special needs to share their experiences by subscribing to our newsletter , joining our eGroup forum, talking in our chat room and posting to our bulletin board ; offer information on a wide variety of family fun and special needs topics ; and facilitate access via rings and links to websites relevant to special needs families. Adoption Arts Crafts Babies Charities ... Work at home Other important Traveling Traveler Travel links:
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Extractions: EXPERIENCE Director of a program providing information and support to parents of children with disabilities throughout Montana Family Assistance Project NIMH Grant, $30,000 per year, renewable Alliance for Technology Access (ATA) Directed project providing information about assistive technology to parents of children with disabilities Information and Referral (Part C) Developmental Disabilities Division Grant, $32,000 per year, renewable Parent Training and Information Center D.O.E. Grant, $750,000 for 5 years MonTECH Access Co-Op, Tech Act Grant $24,500 per year, renewable Montana Center for Handicapped Children Eastern Montana College; Billings, Montana D.O.E. GRANT, $416,446 for 3 years Montana Center for Handicapped Children Eastern Montana Collegel Billings, Montana
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Extractions: Documents: Assistive Technology Checklist Acquisition, Planning and Procurement of Information Technology in Schools Disabled Students Union Frequently Asked Questions on Assistive Technology Funding ... Universal Design and Accessible Technology in Schools Education For Educators For Families The Individualized Education Plan (IEP) Scholarships / Funding ... Discussion Group LEARN ABOUT UCP: About UCP Donate! Corporate Sponsors Public Policy ... SEND THIS ARTICLE TO A FRIEND
Extractions: General Resources: Exceptional Parent Magazine TRI Online! Bookstore - Books About Self-Advocacy. The Parent Advocate News. The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. ... HipMag Online. Interactive web site for deaf children. Internet Resources for Special Children. For all the Special Kids of the World. The Family Village. Children with Disabilities. ... Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Site 1. Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Site 2. Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Site 3. The Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998. Section 504 Regulations. Neighborhood Legal Services: New York State Guidelines to Allow for the Transfer of Assistive Technology When a Student Moves from School Jurisdiction to Higher Education, Other Human Services Agency or Employment. Resources for Disabled and Special Needs Children. ... The Association for Special Kids. An organization that helps families with special needs children set up individual financial plans. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped Parents' Guide to the Development of Preschool Children with Disabilities: Resources and Services.
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Extractions: Inclusion and Inclusion Practices Inclusive education offers something for all. Kids with disabilities are able to be with their peers, friendships can develop that carry over to the neighborhood. In some cases, for those with severe disabilities, the inclusion practice is much harder. Perhaps with a child who has more challenges, the best initial inclusive setting may involve just a lunch time activity. Segregating our children with disabilities has taken them out of the mainstream and actually made people stare at them more. They aren't kids who are seen playing everyday in the yards with classmates. Often classmates are miles away, in another city. The only socialization that can take place is over the phone or if someone can drive you over to visit. By keeping our kids in their neighborhood school, including them into the school, they tend to blend more easily and are more easily accepted. Here are several sites that offer inclusive practices and insights. A Consensus Model for Including Students with Disabilities into the Regular Classroom A School Zone - Inclusion, Accommodation, Transition, and Vocational Page Academy for Educational Development -AED links regional centers for special education around the United States with each other and with the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), providing information, technical assistance, and coordination to assist them in providing technical assistance to state education agencies. The Center serves also as a link for all of OSEP's technical assistance and dissemination projects
Extractions: Presenters Dandii Odgereli Mongolia Present situation of special education in Mongolia Darmanin Mary Malta Putting caring into the classroom Davies Gethin England A cross-age tutoring programme as an inclusion strategy Davies Tony New Zealand Special education 2000, New Zealand-from centralised control local empowerment Davis Pauline England` How can we include children's perspectives to inform practice on reading De Anna Lucia Italy Integration policies for disabled children: a European training model Dee Lesley England Decision-making by young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and their families Della Corte Julio Brazil Deponio Pamela Scotland Multilingualism and dyslexia - cross-cultural perspectives Devi Sara India Inclusion: a big challenge in developing countries deZaldo Gare Mexico Inclusion and the UN Standard Rules on the Equalisation of opportunities for disabled persons Diniz Fernando Scotland A struggle to be heard: voices of Black/ethnic parents of disabled children Dixon Roz England Exploring how schools shape the beliefs and behaviours of professional groups Dixon Roz England A lesson learnt from the deaf about exclusion and rejection: 2 ubiquitous group processes Donnelly Julie USA In their own words Dore Robert Canada The outcomes of inclusion in secondary school Dowrick Margaret Australia Educators, parents, students and researchers - different voices but common agenda