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Concord SPED PAC homepage

Details: Welcome to the original Concord SPED PAC Web site. This is a link to the current Concord and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District Special Education Parent Advisory Council (Concord SEPAC) website.Both websites will continue to be avaiable.

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The Massachusetts Department of Education ( DOE ), now

Details: Special Education Eligibility Determination: Special Education Eligibility Determination (form - ED 1) A flowchart to be used in the Team meeting as an aide for determining if your child meets the criteria for special education. Is Special Education the Right Service, A …

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Advocates and Educational Consultants

Details: Education Consultant: are usually education professionals. Have a degree in education. Some are parents of special needs children. Most are trained to do educational testing of your child and may also be trained by the Federation for Children or other SPED organizations in children rights.

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Types of Educational tests

Details: Publisher: Psycan Education The Gray Oral Reading, Third Edition (GORT­-3) Is a popular reading test created by William S. Gray. This version provides an objective measure of growth in oral reading and an aid in the diagnosis of oral reading difficulties.

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Special Education Laws and Regulations

Details: State law (Special Education Law) - State Department of Education regulations, IEP forms, or policies which violate the Federal law) which ever law is more stringent (benefits the student), then it is used. School district policies, practices, forms and procedures, are overridden by both state and federal laws. -

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Reviewing your Child's IEP's

Details: Is a meeting where parent and the school special education personal meet with an mediator to discuss openly the areas where they disagree and try to reach agreement. Mediation is lead by a third party impartial mediator who helps parents and school staff clarify the issues and underlying concerns, explore interests, discuss options and reach

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The IEP Team Members

Details: Regular Education Teachers as IEP Team Members -- Topic Brief (March, 1999) Your child's IEP is written by this Team. The Team works together, collaborates, and decides by consensus not by vote. Everyone on the team has an equal voice. "Parents are equal partners in the Team process.

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Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks

Details: The Education Reform Act called for statewide curriculum frameworks and learning standards for all students in all core academic subjects. In December 1995, Massachusetts Department of Education (MADOE) adopted the curriculum frameworks in science/technology, mathematics, world …

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Curriculum Accommodation Plan (CAP)

Details: The CAP uses regular education evaluations, and MCAS if the student is in grade 3 - grade 5. A CAP plan is updated when ever needed. Parent concerns about their child learning should be directed first to the teacher, and if the concerns are not addressed to the school principal.

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Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Details: MACS History MACS is our state's student testing program, in response to the Education Reform Law of 1993. The purpose of these tests, along with other components of education reform, are designed to strengthen public education in Massachusetts and ensure that all students receive challenging instruction based on the learning standards in the Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.

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Independent Education Evaluation (IEE)

Details: The right to this publicly funded Independent Education Evaluation (IEE) continues for 16 months from the date of the evaluation which the parents disagrees. State Regulation 28.04(5)(c)(6). A parent can still request that the school pays for Independent Education

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Massachusetts SPED PAC that are on-line

Details: School Special Education department has web pages (2006) PAC information. Stoughton (2000), SPED PAC, half page (school network). Sudbury (2004), SSEAC, medium site, (own domain), (Their website was down for school year 2008-2009. New domain in August 2014) They serve Sudbury students in PreK - grade 8.

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Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Details: (Thanks to Susan Shapiro, M.S., CCC-SLP, Special Education Advocate and Consultant of Speaking of Ability, Inc.) Return to Type of Evaluation webpage This webpage was created Stepember 10, 2002 by Melody Orfei

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Problem Resolution System

Details: The Department of Education a report about the concern. the Department of Education will send you a copy of the school's report. Investigation: The Educational Specialist will review the school's report and decide whether the Department of Education will do any more investigation or take further action.

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Summary of the Concord Carlisle Regional School District

Details: The following is a summary of just Special Education items (12) that were not fully implemented and will require a response from our school district (Corrective Action Plan (CAP)). Take a look at what requirements are not currently being met in the grades 9 - 12 special education area.

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ESY-Extended School Year Services

Details: 6. Special circumstances that interfere with child's ability to benefit from special education; - The Team determines whether, without ESY services, there are any special circumstances that will prevent the student from receiving some benefit from his/her educational program during the regular school year.

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Compliance Checkpoints #2 Legal Requirements for IEP

Details: Special education teachers/related service provider is to document the child’s current level of performance. The level of performance for each objective is based on data. It is the responsibility of the general education teacher(s) is to provide the service

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SPED Definitions

Details: According to IDEA, U.S. Department of Education Federal Register, 300.28 Local educational agency: "The public board of education or other public authority legally constituted within a State for either administrative control or direction of, or to perform a service function for, public elementary or secondary schools in a city, county, township

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Special Education Laws and Regulations

Details: State law (Special Education Law) - State Department of Education regulations, IEP forms, or policies which violate the Federal law) which ever law is more stringent (benefits the student), then it is used. School district policies, practices, forms and procedures, are overridden by both state and federal laws. -

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Types of Evaluations

Details: Dept. of Education defines an "Educational Assessment" of the student's educational progress and status in relation to the general education curriculum and the district curriculum as well consistent Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks and the assessment conducted by a certified educator(s) and the special education regulation 603 CMR 28.04(2). 2.

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SPED PAC Resource Library

Details: Massachusetts Dept. of Education (2001) Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Main REF 344.07911 Massachusetts (Library.use.only) Oct. 2002 1 copy: A Parent's Guide to Special Education: Massachusetts Dept. of Education and Federation for Children with Special Needs, (2001) (In the pass was high demand book.) Main & Fowler REF 371.9

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Colleges Disabilities

Details: The Belmont Special Education Advisory Council and the special education department of Belmont High School for having this presentation on College Planning Night for LD/ADHD Students and Parents, since 2002. This presentation has primarily forced on the process of college selection and application, obtaining accommodations on standardized tests

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The Concord Public School Report (K-8)

Details: The following is a summary of just Special Education items (25 Parially Implemented) that were not fully implemented and will require a response from our school district (Corrective Action Plan (CAP)). Take a look at what requirements are not currently being met in the K - 8 special education area.

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Pathways Program Curriculum

Details: Adapted Physical Education Students take adapted physical education twice a week during Pathways II. The curriculum is devoted to using the CCHS Fitness Center (to develop strength training & cardiovascular fitness), seasonal sports, mixed games, and other activities. Service Delivery

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CCRHS Best Practices Document

Details: Special education students enjoy individual transition meetings to plan for the transition of services from middle schools to high school. The TEAM Chair from CCHS meets individually with the student, his parent and middle school teachers to develop a relationship and respond to any individual concerns they might have about the move to CCHS

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Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Details: Specialize in students who have individualized greater level education needs. This is an expensive residential program. Students can get a college degree by going to a local community college. Students live in nearby apartments and recieve support cooking, cleaning and have roomates. There are activities available to the kids on the weekends if

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Special Education Director Newsletters

Details: I will be creating a newsletter each quarter to keep you informed of news, changes to regulations, reminders that deal with special education. This new initiative is a way for us to stay connected throughout the year and keep you up to date with anything new in the department or from the DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education).

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Concord SPED PAC-Concord Special Education Parents

Details: Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (Concord SPED PAC) Tutors. Page Index: Specialized Reading Method Organizations, Parent Recommended Tutoring Centers tutoring in the area of: Reading, Writing, Math, Executive Functioning All year round private tutors, tutoring in the area of: Reading, Writing, Math, Executive Functioning South Shore Tutors, & Summer Private Tutors

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Special Education Program Descriptions

Details: Special Education Teacher/Regular Education Teacher Co-Teaching: Focusing on freshmen and sophomore classes, where there is a large emphasis on developing positive study, homework and note-taking skills, special educators co-teach courses in English, social studies, and science classes. Many regular education students' benefit by the techniques

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Tools &Technologies

Details: Thank you CETT (Consultation, Education, and Training for Technology) team. - Return to top of page index - Assistive Technology Link: www.download.com site is wonderful resource for parents, you can get assistive technology programs for free, and you can read other people feed back about the programs. The site also has a helpful search, option

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Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Details: Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee (Concord SPED PAC) Welcome to Concord SPED PAC Bookstore Member's Recommend Books. Selected books of interest, recommended by Special Educational parents. The Concord SPED PAC will receive 15% of the selling price of each book you buy from our page.

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Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Details: Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, is an essential tool for anyone who wants to advocate for a child with a disability. With this book, parents, educators, attorneys, and advocates can find the answers to questions about the newly updated Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA-2004) Federal law and Federal

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Taping Your Team Meeting

Details: In our state regulation, it says: "Team shall mean a group of persons, meeting participate requirements of federal special education law as provided at 34 CFR 300.344 and 300.552, who, together, discuss evaluation results, determine eligibility, develop or modify …

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Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Details: An IEP (Individual education Program) falls under IDEA (Individual with Disabilities Education Act) and is an Educational Law. An IEP says your child needs a "special education program" a program that is fundamentally different from the way other children are learning.

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Behavior Management Plan

Details: May also be refer to as a Behavior Intervention Plans (BIP) or Behavior Management Invention (BMI). Once your child has been diagnosed with a disability (i.e. ADHD, NVLD, PDD, OCD, ODD, Autism) and if behavior is an issue at school immediately request a Functional Behavior Assessment (FBA).. FBA should include all team members (parents, teacher, specialist, providers) …

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law update, What's happening with the special education law

Details: This education must be provided in the least restrictive environment. Subsequent federal cases have held that this access to education for students with disabilities must be " meaningful ." The decisions also note that the key to any student's meaningful special education is the development of the Individualized Educational Plan ("IEP") that is

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Special Education Law Reed Martin, J.D.

Details: used in the state's regular education." The Supreme Court continues: "The IEP, and therefore the personalized instruction, should be formulated in accordance with the requirements of the Act, and, if the child is being educated in the regular classroom of the public education system, should be

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Concord Special Education Parent Advisory Committee

Details: Special Education Department Head Teacher and Pathways Lead Teacher : Thomas Keene: Teacher of Students with Special Needs 5-12 (hired Sept. 1, 1999) MS/Rehabilitation Counseling, Boston University BA/History (course work towards Ph.D) Tutorial Support Supervisor : Harriet Stevens

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