Title I Employment Equal Employment Opportunity for Individuals with Disabilities This title is designed to help people with disabilities access the same employment opportunities and benefits available to people without disabilities. Employers must provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants or employees. A reasonable accommodation is any modification or adjustment to a job or the work environment that will enable an applicant or employee with a disability to participate in the application process or to perform essential job functions.
Board of Education of Topeka U. Supreme Court determined that it was unlawful to discriminate against a group of individuals for arbitrary reasons.
The Court determined that education was characterized as a fundamental function of government that should be afforded to all citizens on an equal basis. The Brown decision by the U.
Supreme Court set a precedent that was used by parents and advocates to secure equal educational opportunities for children with disabilities. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and Mills v. Board of Education, District of Columbia started a flurry of litigation regarding the education of children with disabilities.
The litigation, coupled with untiring vocal and collaborative efforts of parents and politically powerful advocacy groups, led to federal legislation in for students with disabilities. The legislation incorporated six major components or guarantees that have forever changed the landscape of education across the United States.
A free appropriate public education FAPE. Included in this principle is the concept of related services, which requires that children receive other services as determined educationally necessary to benefit from special education.
These related services may include occupational therapy, physical therapy, orientation and mobility instruction, and a host of other support services for the student. The least restrictive environment LRE.
Children with disabilities are to be educated, to the maximum extent appropriate, with students without disabilities. Each state is required to provide a full continuum of alternate placements.
An individualized education program IEP. The IEP is required to address: Prior to placement, a child must be evaluated by a multidisciplinary team in all areas of suspected disability by tests that are not racially, culturally, or linguistically biased.
Students are to receive several types of assessments, administered by trained personnel. A single evaluation procedure is not permitted for either planning or placement purposes. This new provision was aimed at children from birth through age 2 with developmental delays or disabilities.
It assists states in implementing a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency program of services for young children and their families.
Expanded the scope of the related services provision by adding two services: Added the identification of autism and traumatic brain injury as distinct disability categories.
IEPs are now required to state how the student with disabilities will be involved with and progress in the general education curriculum. Transition planning will begin at age Regular educators will become part of the IEP team. Benchmarks and measurable annual goals will be emphasized.
Assistive technology needs of the student must be considered by the IEP team. Orientation and mobility services for children with visual impairments were added to the definition of related services. States are required to offer mediation services to help resolve disputes.
A variety of assessment tools and strategies are to be used in an effort to gather relevant functional and developmental information. Requires that students with disabilities be included in statewide and districtwide assessment programs or given alternative assessments that meet their unique needs.
Created a state pilot program in which states may develop and implement three-year IEPs. A school district may instead use a process called the response to intervention model.The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that requires schools to serve the educational needs of eligible students with disabilities.
Schools must find and evaluate students suspected of having disabilities—at no cost to parents. Not every child with learning and. History of the DD Act History of the DD Act.
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