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By Laurie Dubos

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Parents are usually crushed through the complexity of the specified schooling placement method in big apple urban and its surrounding components. This guidebook offers the knowledge mom and dad have to suggest for his or her baby effectively and to settle on an appropriate university. The authors, one a co-founder of the Gillen Brewer university in big apple urban and the opposite a dad or mum of a kid with studying disabilities, proportion their own reviews and insights as to how the specific schooling process operates and a number of the recommendations mom and dad can pursue.

This crucial consultant positive aspects profiles of 33 faculties for kids with precise wishes, plus listings of doctors, camps, afterschool courses, review facilities, and participants within the box that have been instructed via households of youngsters with unique wishes. Chapters specialise in referrals and reviews, eligibility standards, mom and dad’ rights, stepping into a personal tuition, the appliance procedure, university excursions and interviews, and making the choice.

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The student populations in these schools can be very different. Schools that accept children with the classification of SI but not Autism generally have peers who are considered more appropriate role models, due to their language, social, and academic abilities. 3. The programs and curriculum in these schools can also be very different. Schools for children with Autism often utilize Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) in which the student receives 1:1 instruction predominantly throughout the school day.

The members of the Committee on Special Education (CSE) must use these criteria in determining your child’s classification, based upon a review of your child’s evaluation. It is important to note that these classifications are educational classifications and not psychiatric or medical diagnoses. For instance, a child will not be classified as having a Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD) for the purposes of receiving services or placement in Special Education in New York City. PDD is not an educational classification; therefore, a child with a diagnosis of PDD would more likely be classified as either Speech Impaired (SI), Emotionally Disturbed (ED), or Autism (AUT).

Based on the recent Supreme Court decision (Schaffer v. Weast, No. indd Sec1:38 3/29/2006 11:29:18 AM Parents’ Rights • • 39 made by the NYCDOE for services and/or programs are not appropriate for their child or that they were not provided in a timely manner. Before this decision, the burden of proof was on the NYCDOE. Both the NYCDOE and the parent may present witnesses. Everyone (parents, your attorney, the NYCDOE, and the hearing officer) can ask questions of any witness. At the end of the proceedings the impartial hearing officer is given time to review testimony and will issue a final decision in writing within 15 business days.

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