The IDEA’s Special Education Categories: Autism

The IDEA’s Special Education Categories: Autism

There are 13 eligibility categories under the IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and it’s important for parents to remember that an eligibility category is different than a diagnosis. Just because a child has a diagnosed disability does not necessarily mean that that child meets the eligibility criteria under the federal statute. So these…

Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities

Accommodations and Modifications for Students with Disabilities

(Class) She will help row the boat… [Music] (Female Narrator) For students with disabilities, the right accommodations and modifications can be as important to school success as appropriate IEP goals. These educational supports are similar, but they are not the same. [Music] Accommodations change how a student accesses information, participates in school activities, or demonstrates…

Deafness with Autism for General Education Teachers

Deafness with Autism for General Education Teachers

Deafness with autism, for General Education Teachers, by Ferba Hines Deafness with autism defined. Deafness is an inability to comprehend verbal language due to an inability to hear in which characterizes deafness. The Federal definition from the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), considers deafness as a hearing impairment that is so severe that the child…