Extractions: Fax UNESCO Survey on Special Needs Education Law 1996 CSIE summary In 1996 UNESCO published the results of a world-wide survey of the laws relating to special educational needs in 52 countries. The report, Legislation Pertaining to Special Needs Education , is a useful indicator of how a range of countries have approached this area of education. This free CSIE Summary focuses on the integration aspects of the report. The full list of countries is given below and shows a mixture of developed and developing nations. UNESCO said such a study was timely because of the number of important landmark developments in this field of education in recent years. These include: the International Year of Disabled Persons in 1981; the Decade of Disabled Persons 1983-92; the World Programme of Action in Favour of Disabled Persons in 1983; the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989;
Extractions: MEMORANDUM December 1, 2000 TO: Superintendents, Principals, Special Education Directors, and Regional Cooperative Directors FROM: Robert Pasternack, Ph.D., State Director of Special Education Cheryl Brown-Kovacic, Ph.D., State Director of Assessment and Evaluation RE: Guidance on Special Education Assessment Issues Due to the importance of the information in this memorandum, superintendents are asked to assure that all teachers receive a copy of it and that all teachers comply with the changes in testing requirements described. The State Department of Education believes and expects that all students should participate in the New Mexico assessment and accountability programs. When students receiving special education and related services are excluded from state and district accountability programs, they do not receive the benefits gained from participation, such as improved instruction, higher expectations and involvement in education reforms. The 1997 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the New Mexico Special Education Regulations mandate that students receiving special education and related services will participate in state and district assessments in one of three ways: in a standard administration; in a non-standard administration with accommodations as defined in the student's IEP; or in an alternate assessment.
Extractions: by Joanne Hoover ABSTRACT: In 1992 Very Special Arts New Mexico became the first VSA in the country to develop its own arts center. As a result, major changes occurred in organizational structure, program, personnel and finances. Strategic planning proved crucial though surprises still emerged. The facility's model program for working with the disabled through the arts became a resource for others in the field. HISTORY Started in 1981 as part of Albuquerque's Parks and Recreation Department, Very Special Arts New Mexico (VSA NM) was grounded in collaborative relationships and housed in other organizations' spaces. An affiliate of the national Very Special Arts organization, VSA NM 's purpose was, and still is, to provide arts programs and services accessible to individuals with disabilities. Initial efforts centered on an artist-in-residence program in public schools around the state, the Buen Viaje dancers housed in a community center, and an annual VSA festival in Albuquerque. Administrative offices were located in the Albuquerque Public Library. Primary funding came from government sources. As part of a city agency
The New Mexico State Department Of Education - School Transportation Unit "Quality new mexico schools A Mission for All new Mexicans" Primary Secondary Education Transportation School Bus Safety Standard for Providing Transportation for Eligible Students Table of Contents (2) Students with special needs are entitled to transportation who are not disabled within the most inclusive environment. http://sde.state.nm.us/div/fin/trans/regs/6.41.4nmac.html
Extractions: TITLE 6 CHAPTER 41 Transportation - School Bus Safety PART 4 Standard for Providing Transportation for Eligible Students Table of Contents Section 641.4.1 ISSUING AGENCY 188.8.131.52 SCOPE 184.108.40.206 STATUTORY AUTHORITY 220.127.116.11 DURATION ... Qualifications of School Activity vehicle/Bus Drivers ISSUING AGENCY : State Board of Education SCOPE: Provisions of Chapter 41, Part 4 apply to public school districts. This regulation governs local public school districts. If a local public school district choose to provide transportation services by contracting with an outside provider instead of through district employed personnel, it may do so. The local public school district, however, is responsible for ensuring that the provisions of transportation services complies with all pertinent State and Federal Regulations and Statutes and State Board of Education Regulations. STATUTORY AUTHORITY: This regulation is promulgated pursuant to Sections 22-2-1,22-2-2, 22-8-26, and 22-16-2, NMSA 1978.
Private Schools half of whom are developmentally disabled children York Institute for special Education,new York, NY Spanish Language School in mexico Serious about learning http://privateschool.about.com/msub6needs.htm
Manhattan Institute Education Research Office schools Don't Skim the Best disabled Students, School special needs Growth Probed,Florida Today, December 10, 2002. Study new mexico Graduation Rate http://www.miedresearchoffice.org/mediamentions.html
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Extractions: Links: Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind (AIDB) - Comprehensive education and rehabilitation system serving children and adults who are deaf, blind and multidisabled. Arizona State School for the Deaf and the Blind - A non-profit state agency which specializes in the education of children and youth with hearing or vision loss throughout Arizona. California School for the Blind - Provides comprehensive educational services to students of California who are visually impaired, deaf/blind, and visually impaired/multi-handicapped from infancy through age 21. These services will be provided in order to empower students to lead vocationally, personally, and socially satisfying productive lives leading to their highest level of independence. Florida School for the Deaf and the Blind - Public residential school for students who are sensory impaired. Georgia Academy for the Blind - Georgia's only residential school for the blind. The school also has programs for deaf-blind and multidisabled children.
LAS CRUCES PUBLIC SCHOOLS at Onate High School with learning disabled students, the Towne Centre Las Cruces,new mexico 88001 (505 though I have served special needs children in http://www.irlen.com/testimonial_school.htm
Extractions: Dear Helen, After the completion of the Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome Project at Onate High School with learning disabled students, the response from not only the parents of these students, but the Las Cruces staff was overwhelming. Referrals appeared from everywhere! Parents of elementary students called; parents of mid-school students called; staff referred themselves and their own children. It was astounding! We trained pre-screeners and the screening process was in full swing! Unable to keep up with the referral demand, four screeners processed as many as they could handle. Students using overlays reported dynamic changes in their abilities to focus on the written page. Parents phoned to say that their children were reading at home, independent of an adult for assistance. Teachers reported their observations of students' motivation to read using their overlays. We have lost one screener. The referrals take up an entire file drawer. We are working on our IDEA-B federal grant to train one individual in each school and three individuals in each secondary school. The goal is to have screeners in all buildings. The Chapter I Reading Lab teachers will also pursue training.
About La Vida Felicdad,Inc, school age for children with special needs was lowered to schools and the Belen Publicschools until those from the State of new mexico, disabled and Elderly http://www.lavidafelicidad.org/about.html
Extractions: After the public school age for children with special needs was lowered to include 3 and 4 year old children, La Vida Felicidad, Inc. contracted for several years with the Los Lunas Public Schools and the Belen Public Schools until those school systems were ready to assume complete responsibility for such services. In 1990, the Department of Health requested La Vida Felicidad, Inc. to begin the provision of early intervention services to children, birth through three years old with/at risk for disabilities residing in Socorro County. With La Vida Felicidad, Inc.'s Board of Director's approval, such services began.
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New Mexico State Agency On Aging - Volunteer advice on how senior and disabled new Mexicans might in the lives of the elderlyand disabled. oneto-one, daily attention to children with special needs. http://www.nmaging.state.nm.us/volunteer.html
Extractions: Volunteers with the State Agency on Aging's Health Insurance Benefits and Assistance Corps (HIBAC) provide important advice on how senior and disabled New Mexicans might receive help paying for medical care, food or electricity. The information is presented around the state by phone, through senior centers and direct door-to-door outreach. Volunteers are trained through an intensive, two-day program on Medicare health plan choices, Medicaid, Supplemental Insurance and all public entitlement programs to be able to respond to the same sort of questions the HIBAC staff answers. With the training complete, volunteers each work two to three hours a week answering a hotline, at senior centers or by traveling to people's homes.
Extractions: Jack and the Giant School - by Stacy Mitchell, The New Rules , Summer 2000. Higher graduation rates, less violence, a sense of belonging instead of alienation: the case for small schools is supported by mountains of evidence and a growing number of innovative models. National Center for Education Statistics The Education Trust Education Week has a section School Finance Issues New Mexico's school funding formula has long been considered one of the most equalized in the nation. A state will tend to have more equalized funding when several conditions apply: a) the state takes on a larger share of the funding (as opposed to when individual school districts raise the majority of funds through property taxes); b) states target their funding to poorer districts, and; c) states take into account regional differences in the cost of education (for instance, it is more expensive to educate a child in New York City than in Plattsburgh.) Until 1997, the state of New Mexico contributed about 74 percent of school funds. In 1997 the legislature passed a revised school funding formula (S.B. 100), increasing the share of funds to around 84 percent and targeting more of these funds to at-risk students. Money raised in individual school districts may go towards construction and maintenance, but not for school operating costs. More: New Mexico State Department of Education New Rules Project's Small Schools vs. Large Schools section
THE ALBUQUERQUE MUSEUM EDUCATION DIVISION ACCOMMODATIONS FOR disabled VISITORS. TTY users may call new mexico Relay at 1800-659-8331. Groups with special needs are welcome to book tours at The http://www.cabq.gov/museum/education/education.html
Extractions: to enhance self-directed and informal learning experiences for all museum visitors. to develop pioneering and innovative programming developed specifically for community needs. to provide a variety of formal educational programs for the public such as tours, lectures, symposia, performances, demonstrations, school outreach programs, art classes, workshops, and special projects. The Museum engages in active, ongoing collaborative efforts with a wide range of organizations and individuals who can contribute to the expansion of the museum's public dimension.
Extractions: The National Institute, now in its 22nd year, has a well-deserved reputation for high quality. And this year is no exception. The program for the 22nd Institute will again be a comprehensive mix of general sessions, intensive workshops and informative seminars. All sessions will be at an advanced level and will seek to achieve new insights and to provoke thoughtful discussion. Paris Hotel
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Extractions: Can you guess who's coming? Today is the day Dave and Skippy are coming to Dustin's schooland that makes it the the biggest day ever! Join Dustin and his friends in Grant School's regular and special-education classes as they get ready to welcome their unusual guests. Dustin's Big School Day is another collaboration by writer Alden R. Carter and photographers Dan Young and Carol Carter for and about children with special needs. Big Brother Dustin , their 1997 book featuring Dustin, won wide acclaim, including an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal, a Sesame Street Parents Reviewer's Choice, a Children's Cooperative Book Center Choice, and a Wisconsin Library Association Outstanding Achievement Award. Recommended in Parenting Magazine Recommended in L.A. Parent Magazine Recommended by