Extractions: PSRPs play vital role in providing services to the students who need them the most At A ndrew J ohnson E lementary S chool in Oklahoma City, the principal sometimes takes applicants for jobs as special education paraprofessionals on a school tour. They usually stop in Terry Goforth's room, where the veteran paraprofessional works with disabled preschool kids. That's often the last time Goforth sees the job applicants. "Once they get a view of what's involved with the job and the pay," they decide they can't handle it, says Goforth, a member of the Oklahoma City Federation of Classified Employees. Of the six children in her roomstaffed by a teacher and two education assistantsonly one can walk on her own. The job applicants "are just not prepared for special education," Goforth says, adding that starting pay for some positions works out to less than $9,000 a year. Wilma Rose, a Colorado paraprofessional working as an occupational and physical therapist, knows exactly what Goforth is talking about. "It's hard to find someone who will stay with it because of the needs that are required," says Rose, a member of the Colorado Classified School Employees Association who works in Brighton, Colo. Some of the duties are "not fun," as she delicately puts it.
Doxys - Resources For The Disabled Office of special Education Programs Dept of Ed (US); Rehabilitation Services Administration- Dept of Ed disabled American Vets - oklahoma (US); disabled http://www.growing.com/doxys/disabled.html
SPECIAL PROGRAMS SECTION IV speech language impaired, visually disabled, seriously emotionally who, because ofimpairments, need special education for students in the oklahoma City District http://www.okcps.k12.ok.us/fillmore/section_4.htm
Extractions: SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSES Before placing a student in a special education program, every attempt is made to provide for their learning needs in the regular classroom. Students evaluated and identified by the school staff as disabled are considered for placement in an educational program especially designed for their needs. All personnel involved in a child's educational program, such as the principal, psychologist, counselor, special education teacher, regular teacher and parent review the child's progress to verify the need for special education. Parental consent is required prior to special education evaluation and/or placement. Hearing impairment, orthopedic impairment, visual impairment, deafness, serious emotional disturbance, multiple disa bilities, specific learning disability, autism, traumatic brain injury, mental retardation and developmental delay, deaf-bli nd, other health impairment, speech and language impairment services are offered. If a limited English proficient student is suspected of having a disability, the student may be referred for an evaluation by the Special Services department. It is recommended that the classroom teacher, bilingual assistant and parent confer before the referral process is started.
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.
Extractions: Links to Other Websites NEW LISTINGS Prescription Drug Assistance Programs: www.phrma.org Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PHRMA) Site features link to a directory of pharmaceutical company-sponsored drug assistance programs. www.rxassist.org For health care providers to access manufacturers' patient assistance programs on behalf of their patients. www.rxhope.com Resources for consumers, advocates and health care providers regarding federal, state and charitable agencies' patient assistance programs. www.needymeds.com Information on drug assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies. www.themedicineprogram.com For a small fee, this organization offers assistance in enrolling in patient drug assistance programs. Adolescence Planned Parenthood Federation of America (For Teens) www.teenwire.com Aging Access America for Seniors www.seniors.gov Administration on Aging www.aoa.gov Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Department of Justice ADA Home Page www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm Department of Education www.adata.org
Education Legal Provisions 5534332 (for parent calls only) oklahoma Disability Law states that no otherwisequalified disabled individual in he/she does not need special education, a http://www.okrehab.org/searchfiles/education-legal-provisions.htm
Extractions: IDEA sets forth the rights of children with disabilities to receive a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. The law authorizes federal financial assistance to states so that they can help local school districts cover the cost of providing full educational opportunities to children and youth with disabilities. IDEA has been amended repeatedly over the years, with the most recent changes enacted in 1997. For information on IDEA and a summary of changes made by the 1997 Amendments, visit the NICHCY web site at http:// www.nichcy.org/publist.htm . Select the publication "Education of Children and Youth with Special Needs: What Do the Laws Say?" and "IDEA Amendments of 1997."
Extractions: The Access Singapore: The Physically Disabled Person's Guide to Accessible Places The Advocates for Children - provides information concerning the New York school system and students' educational entitlements. aeRes: Australian Educational Resources -MSDOS Collection: Adaptive Technology Low Vision Special Access Access.Txt is a list of known Internet and online news groups that cater to the interests of people with disabilities. A.H.E.A.D. = Association for Higher Education Access and Disability. AHEAD is an independent voluntary organisation working to promote improved access for persons with disabilities to Third Level Education in Ireland, North and South. Americans with Disabilities Act Document Center: ADA Statute, Regulations, Guidelines, Federally Reviewed Tech Sheets Apple's Disability Web Site The Assistive Technology Funding and Systems Change Project provides assistive technology funding and systems change information to individuals with disabilities, family members, parents, community-based organizations and State Protection and Advocacy agencies.
Coverage For Hearing Aids of hearing aid coverage in Rhode Island and oklahoma. Title V (Children with SpecialHealth Care needs). and to those who are permanently disabled and receiving http://www.cga.state.ct.us/2000/rpt/olr/htm/2000-r-1191.htm
Extractions: December 22, 2000 2000-R-1191 COVERAGE FOR HEARING AIDS By: Jerome Harleston, Senior Attorney You want to know (1) about Connecticut programs that cover the cost of hearing aids and their eligibility requirements and (2) the cost of hearing aid coverage in Rhode Island and Oklahoma. COVERAGE IN CONNECTICUT Medicaid, Medicare Managed Care (HMO), Husky, State Administered General Assistance, and the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services provide some coverage for hearing aids for children and adults of modest means, children with special health care needs, those 65 and over or disabled, and working adults. On Table 1 below, we have identified state programs that cover hearing aids and those who are eligible to participate in them. Table 1: COVERAGE FOR HEARING AIDS Age Group Program Eligibility Hearing Aid Coverage to 3 Birth to Three Child must have physical, mental, or emotional condition requiring "medically necessary" early intervention services and "significant" hearing loss. to 19 Husky A (Medicaid) Family income up to 185% of Federal Poverty Level (FPL).
Extractions: Chairman Burton and Members of the Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to speak with you about the critical issue of special education. My name is Ed Amundson and I have served as the Chair of the National Education Associations (NEA) Caucus for Educators of Exceptional Children for seven years. I speak to you today not only in this capacity, but as a teacher with years of hands-on classroom experience with special needs students. I have taught for over 20 years in Californias Sacramento City Unified School system, working with learning disabled students in reading, English, and government studies. I previously worked with severely disabled students in San Mateo County. I have a Masters degree in special education, and am credentialed in both general and special education. The members of the National Education Association like all of my colleagues throughout my nearly 30 years of teaching are committed to providing the best possible education to all students, including those with disabilities. NEA has long supported the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) a good law that holds a lot of promise. Unfortunately, lack of information, inadequate funding, and a misplaced emphasis on paperwork rather than on teaching have created onerous burdens for educators and have jeopardized the education provided all students.
UK.SearchEngine.com - Finds It Fast! the interests of brothers and sisters of people with special health and oklahomaParent Network Uniting oklahoma families of disabled children via http://uk.searchengine.com/Top/Health/Support_Groups/Disability/
Services seriously emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, deaf and consultation in regularand special education primary Murrah Federal Building, oklahoma City; the http://www.lausd.k12.ca.us/lausd/offices/student_health/services.htm
Extractions: Clinical Programs In 1945, following the child guidance movement in England, District Mental Health Services were expanded and organized into child guidance clinics. In April 1993, Medi-Cal Certification was achieved through a contract between the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and the LAUSD Board of Education creating one of the blended funding, full scope, District based Medi-Cal child psychiatry clinics in the country. Clinics are now located at the following sites: 97th Street School Mental Health Clinic(South Central Los Angeles) Valley School Mental Health Clinic (San Fernando Valley) San Pedro School Mental Health Clinic (Cabrillo Elementary School) Hyde Park Healthy Start Collaborative (Crenshaw Cluster) Designated Instructional Services (DIS) Counseling, Special Education: Over 50 licensed clinical social workers and psychologists provide mandated counseling services to students in Special Education classes ranging including students identified as seriously emotionally disturbed, learning disabled, deaf and hard of hearing, and visually impaired with special needs in EH special day classes and all middle schools.
Kim's ADHD Links mainly for the states of Texas, oklahoma, New Mexico articles on the gifted and learningdisabled child. special Education in General and special needs children http://www.angelfire.com/wv/wetzel/index5.html
Extractions: ADD Warehouse Excellent source of books, toys and behavior modification plans Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD). The largest support group for ADD/ADHD advocates medication and behavior modification. Born to Explore! The Other Side of ADD. Dedicated to the positive and negative sides of ADD. The Coincidence of ADHD and Creativity.
Programs And Services - OKDHS is a joint effort of the oklahoma departments of transportation to older oklahomansand disabled adults in sites, other essential services and special events. http://www.okdhs.org/programs/programs.htm
Extractions: Information Services Day Care Programs ... Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program The ACIS program provides a central contact point for persons with Human Immunodeficiency Virus disease and their families to obtain information on a variety of health care and social services needs. The ACIS program coordinates HIV/AIDS- related activities within the Department of Human Services and provides assistance to various DHS divisions. ACIS oversees statewide operation of the HIV/AIDS Case Management Program for the Department of Human Services. Case management is provided through professional care coordinators located in Tulsa, Oklahoma City and Lawton who are trained to assist HIV-infected persons in accessing needed services. Care coordinators provide information and referral, client assessment, advocacy and intervention, access to contract services and follow-up services to assure the client is receiving needed services. These staff are also involved in the development and coordination of community resources to fill gaps and eliminate duplication of services. There are no income or resource restrictions for case management services. HIV infection is the only eligibility criterion and referrals are accepted from any location in the state.
Vitae Professor of special Education, Cameron University, Lawton, oklahoma. Director ofspecial Education full integration of 150 developmentally disabled adults into http://www.whitebuffalopress.com/vitae.htm
Extractions: 210-614-1396 FAX Bachelor of Arts, University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado. Major: Secondary Special Education-Mental Retardation. May, 1966. Minor: Sociology. Master of Science, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois. Graduate Fellow of the United States Office of Education (USOE). Thesis topic:The Mentally Retarded Offender. October, 1970. Doctor of Education-Special Education Administration, University of Northern Colorado. Greeley, Colorado. Dissertation Topic: Guilford's Structure of Intellect and the Social Intelligence of Juvenile Delinquents. August, 1975. Postdoctoral Study. Educational Technology. University of Northern Colorado. Greeley, Colorado. Distance Learning for Special Populations. November, 1991. Recepient of the Sure-Lok National Special Needs Transportation Award, 2002.
Department Of Education - Vita For Dr. Judy Neale Association of Teacher Educators, , oklahoma City , OK. Creative activities for learningdisabled adolescents. Inclusion for special needs children and youth. http://www.cameron.edu/academic/education/education/vita/judynealevita.html
Extractions: Vita Dr. Judy Otis Neale, Associate Professor Appointed: 1989 Academic degrees Ph. D. Texas Woman's University Special Education M. Ed. Texas Woman's University Special Education B. A. Texas Woman's University English Certificates held: English, History, Special Education Professional experience 2000 - present Acting Dean, School of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Cameron University, Lawton, OK 1989 - present Department of Education, Cameron University, Lawton, OK Associate Dean, School of Graduate and Professional Studies, Cameron University, Lawton, OK Coordinator, CAMSTEP Program (Cameron University Secondary Teacher Education Program), Cameron University, Lawton, OK Coordinator of Field Experiences, Department of Education, Cameron University, Lawton, OK Special Education Teacher and Chairperson of Special Education Department, Meadowbrook Middle School, Fort Worth Public Schools, Fort Worth, TX Teaching Assistant, Department of Special Education, Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX Special Education Teacher, Grayson County Special Education Cooperative, Sherman, TX Secondary English and Reading Teacher, J. Earl Selz High School, Pilot Point, TX