Frequently Asked Questions About Autism

What are the rules schools must follow when educating students with disabilities?

http://www.fldoe.org/ese/pdf/1b-stats.pdf
Outlines the laws and rules schools must obey when educating students with disabilities in the State of Florida.  Student and parental rights are described in pages 25-47.

http://www.fldoe.org/ese/ppd/Broward.pdf
Outlines policies and procedures for students with disabilities in Broward County

 

What accommodations can my child get when taking the FCAT?

http://www.fldoe.org/ese/fcatasd.asp
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) require that students with disabilities be provided with needed accommodations on state and district assessments. Each student's individual educational plan (IEP) must include a statement of any classroom and testing accommodations the student needs. Students who qualify as students with disabilities under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act are also eligible for classroom and test accommodations.

 

Where can I find the most recent research-based information regarding the education of students with disabilities?

http://www.cec.sped.org/Content/NavigationMenu/AboutCEC/Communities/Families/default.htm
The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational success of individuals with disabilities and/or gifts and talents.

 

My child gets bullied at school.  How can I stop it?

http://www.stopbullying.gov/

http://www.browardschools.com/schools/bullying.htm

http://www.browardprevention.org/anti-bullying/anti-bullying-policy-59/

Where can I go to learn from other parents who have experienced similar frustrations in educating their children with disabilities?

http://www.parentcenternetwork.org/national/aboutus.html
Founded in 1977, PACER Center was created by parents of children and youth with disabilities and advocates to help other parents and families facing similar challenges. PACER is staffed primarily by parents of children with disabilities and works in coalition with 18 disability organizations.  PACER offers over 40 specialty projects created to provide assistance to families of children with disabilities on a variety of special issues; including children with special health needs, assistive technology, social inclusion for children with disabilities, bullying prevention, transition issues and much more.

 
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