KinderStart - Child Development : Special Needs Child SUSPENSION, EXCLUSION, EXPULSION OF special needs STUDENTS Watson v. City of Cambridge (1893) The court decided that a student could be expelled for disorderly conduct or imbecility. special needs children were thus restricted from attending the public schools. The state of pennsylvania was enjoined from excluding http://www.kinderstart.com/childdevelopment/specialneedschild
Voucher Programs Discriminate Against Disabled Children -- 6-9-99 Rep. Phyllis Mundy Voucher programs discriminate against disabled children Wednesday, June 9, 1999 "The disabled kids stay where they are." Anyway you cut it special needs students lose under Governor Ridges voucher proposals. disabled children. Parochial schools across the state have admitted that they do not currently accept children with special needs But in pennsylvania under Governor Ridge we will http://www.pahouse.net/mundy/testimony/Voucher%20Remarks.htm
Extractions: Rep. Phyllis Mundy Voucher programs discriminate against disabled children Wednesday, June 9, 1999 "The disabled kids stay where they are." Philadelphia Inquirer article which quotes Nonpublic schools will not be required to accept a student with a "super voucher." They can select from all the students who apply, under any criteria they choose. The Philadelphia Archdiocese acknowledged in the same article that most of their schools are not equipped to accept disabled children. Parochial schools across the state have admitted that they do not currently accept children with special needs and have no intention of doing so under a tuition voucher program. In other words, children with disabilities can be discriminated against under these voucher proposals. And according to the article the Ridge administration believes that "doesnt harm them."
Extractions: The following links aren't just for autism, but rather provide information on the topics of housing, independent living for all disabled persons, special needs trusts, etc. Most of these links lead to pages outside of this website, so please bookmark this page before leaving. You can also return here by clicking on your browser's back button. Listing of a residential site or school does not constitute endorsement C A N A D A Vancouver Island Autistic Homes Society L'Arche is an international federation of communities in which people with an intellectual disability and those who chose to join them live, work and share their lives together in an atmosphere of trust, friendship, belonging and forgiveness. (Canada, Australia, Belgium and other countries worldwide) U N I T E D K I N G D O M have come together to pioneer an exciting new service for people with autism. Adult Placement Services will provide caring homes for autistic people with experienced, trained and skilled Carers and families in the community. Devon Cornwall Autistic Community Trust - The DCACT is a Registered Charity and a non-profit making Limited Company formed in 1982. Since that time the organisation has grown to establish itself as one of the country's (UK) leading service providers for people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Now with a reputation for delivering an extensive range of very high quality services to people of all ages the DCACT continues to work towards the day when all people with ASD have their individual needs met with appropriate services.
Allegheny County Health Department inspected and evaluated under the State of pennsylvania School Code special educationfacilities serving disabled students have special health needs http://trfn.clpgh.org/achd/schools.html
Extractions: This category includes general safety and sanitary standards relating to schools and day-care centers; specific hazards associated with asbestos, lead, indoor air, pesticide use, playground safety, and poor building maintenance practices; and building and transportation design to promote better security and reduction of school violence. Background The environmental health considerations for a school are similar to institutional environments and involves: plan review; water supply and plumbing; sewage disposal; food services; toilet facilities; locker rooms; floors; walls and ceilings; vector control; lighting; safety; heating and ventilation; garbage and refuse storage; collection and disposal; and bathing places. In addition playground equipment and playing fields surroundings are areas of concern for health and safety. Children spend a high percent of their time in school and play areas. To reduce the spread of disease and provide a safe environment standards have been set. Enforcement of rules and regulations are carried out by various levels of government. Local Situation: Public and private schools in Allegheny County meet two needs of the residents of Allegheny County. They are the places of education where 282,183 children in kindergarten through 12th grade spend 12% (over 1,000 hours) of their time each year. These schools are inspected and evaluated under the State of Pennsylvania School Code, 25 PA Code, Chapter 171.
Alden Carter: Writer it also shows a disabled child in school. Whitehall Public Library, Pittsburgh,pennsylvania. schools can offer special needs students. Kansas State http://www.tznet.com/busn/acarterwriter/BigSchool.htm
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
The Education Of Children And Youth With Special Needs: What Do The Laws Say? (N This News Digest gives an overview of disabilityrelated laws including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Education Act. that guides how schools deliver special education and related services services to sick and disabled seamen. By 1912, this http://www.nichcy.org/pubs/newsdig/nd15txt.htm
Extractions: At the Pathway School near Norristown, sweet, diminutive Susan Kelly has found a place to flourish. She has her studies and therapy, and guidance on how to live independently with her multiple disabilities. At the HMS School in West Philadelphia, Sarah Rich has learned to navigate the hallways in her spiffy motorized wheelchair despite the limitations of cerebral palsy. Rich and Kelly are among an estimated 4,200 students - nearly one-fourth of them from Philadelphia - who attend 29 private special-education schools in Pennsylvania. Such schools are caught up in a state-funding squeeze that school leaders say has brought them to the brink of crisis. Gov. Schweiker has offered them no extra money in his 2002-03 budget plan - just $63.5 million, the same as this year. Public school districts would get only an extra 1 percent. Nineteen of the nonprofit schools - serving students with disabilities such as autism, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, retardation, blindness, neurological disorders and severe emotional problems - are in the Philadelphia area. Costs range from at least $25,000 a year for day students to about $125,000 for residential treatment.
KidPower Links Page Office of special Education pennsylvania special Education South and Support Christianand disabled Christian Parents of special needs Kids Circle of http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Village/9021/links.html
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Early Childhood Focus - News Topic: Special Needs special needs Joan Esling's (pennsylvania) advocacy work of the history of the parents'movement to ensure rights for developmentally disabled children http://www.earlychildhoodfocus.org/modules.php?name=News&new_topic=16
Pennsylvania School districts in pennsylvania, either directly or through various to meet the needof the physically disabled student. Preschool Children with special needs. http://www.pfcec.org/pf9301.htm
Extractions: Children with Special Needs. Pennsylvania has long been at the forefront of educating children with special needs. State regulations guarding the educational rights of children with exceptionalities have long exceeded the minimums set by the federal government. As far back as the early 1960's Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Learning Colleges had departments specifically tailored to training special education teachers. Following this tradition, in 1991 the state made a radical departure from the types of programs offered to children and youth with exceptionalities. Gone were Learning Disabled, Mentally Retarded, and Behavior Disordered classrooms. Instead the system changed to one in which the exceptionality was de-emphasized and the supports needed were stressed. We now have support classes in which a child gets the support he or she needs to learn, regardless of his or her label School districts in Pennsylvania, either directly or through various other education agencies including the state's 29 Intermediate Units, provide special education services which may be required by children with special needs. Types of programs and services are: Academic Support
Extractions: The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children has been selected as a 2001 Blue ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education. The Blue Ribbon designation recognizes the School for Blind Children for its excellence in leadership, teaching, curriculum, student achievement, parent involvement and community support. It is the most prestigious education award in the nation The School for Blind Children is the only school in the city of Pittsburgh and the only school for blind children in the nation to receive the Blue Ribbon Award this year. As a recipient, the School is unusual in that it does not fit neatly into the usual Blue Ribbon categories. For example, students at the School are not tested in traditional ways. They do not receive grades, nor pass and fail as they move from year to year. The School's curriculum was developed by its teachers and is uniquely suited to its particular group of students. "We are pleased that the Blue Ribbon panel saw the merits of our School," said Executive Director Janet Simon. "We feel honored by this recognition of our hard work." Approximately 40 individuals worked on a nomination package submitted to Blue Ribbon last fall. The nomination, in essence a lengthy self-assessment, focusing on every aspect of the school as it related to students. In evaluating the nomination package, the Department of Education looked for overall school quality, challenging standards, ongoing professional development by teachers and staff members, a safe and supportive school environment, and family and community partnerships.
Extractions: The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children will mark its status as a Blue Ribbon School with an outdoor, all-school ceremony on Friday, Nov.9. at 10:00 a.m. The School's Blue Ribbon banner will be hoisted to music from Schenley High School Jazz Quintet. Students from the School for Blind Children will be wearing their new Blue Ribbon t-shirts. The Blue Ribbon awards were presented in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 25. The Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children is a private, non-profit school chartered by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Its students come from the 33 counties that comprise the western half of the state. In the 2000-01 school year, 189 students were enrolled, all of whom were visually impaired and had other serious disabilities. The School is located in the Oakland section of Pittsburgh. Although its original building was constructed in 1894, the physical plant has been modernized and expanded over the last 15 years to fully suit the needs of a disabled population of students. Following is a brief sampling from the nomination form submitted to Blue Ribbon: The School for Blind Children is a student-centered school. Each child is viewed as a unique being with special needs for education and training. Despite the child's medical difficulties, the role of the teacher. . . is to discover the hard work and knowledge-seeking student within. The curriculum is designed to teach the skills each child will need for an active life. Class size is small-no more than eight students working with a classroom teacher and two para-educators. Instruction is on a one-to-one or small group basis.
Extractions: Theresa M. Belinski, Assistant Director The Special Education Department provides services and programs to meet the needs of its twenty member school districts. These may be directly operated by the Intermediate Unit or may supplement existing district-operated special education programs. Programs directly operated by the Intermediate Unit on a fee-for-service basis include: Multi-Handicapped, Life Skills and, Learning Support, Physical Support, Autistic Support, Speech/Language, Vision, and Hearing Support, and Special Vocational Support. Supplementary services are provided to constituent school districts to enhance the delivery of special education programs. These include: Child Accounting, Physical and Occupational Therapy, Psychological Services, Supervision , Technical Assistance, CSPD Support Orientation/Mobility, Case Management, Social Work Services and Nursing Services. Programs Autistic Support Direct instructional programs that have been designed to meet the needs of students with impairment in two or more of the following areas: reciprocal social interaction, communication and imagination activity, markedly restricted repertoire of activities and interests, and abnormal or inconsistent responses to sensory stimuli.