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Supporting Students With Disabilities In Their Pursuit Of Education


Explanation of Resource Section: Scroll down through the section. You will first find federal government websites, then State of Oklahoma websites and finally general resources. If you have any additional useful sites, please contact us and let us know.

Angel G. Consent Decree – 2005

Federal Websites

U.S. Department of Education
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (“IDEA”)

IDEAs that Work



No Child Left Behind

Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504); Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Office of Civil Rights – US Department of Education

Mckinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (Subtitle B- Education for Homeless Children and Youth)

U.S. Department Of Justice

How to Order Free CD-Rom on ADA

How to obtain free technical assistance on ADA

State of Oklahoma Websites

Oklahoma State Department Of Education

SDE Due Process Hearing Opinions

SDE State Complaint Results

Part C Complaint word versionpdf version

Shelter Complaint (smaller parts of opinion below to ease download)

PBIS Results In Oklahoma

Tulsa Public Schools – PBIS Results

External Evaluation of Results of PBIS in Tulsa Public Schools, by University of Oklahoma, May 2008 (click here)

State Department of Education – PBIS Results

Oklahoma Health Care Authority

OHCA – Oklahoma’s Medicaid Agency

CMS – Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, US Health and Human Services

EPSDT Fact Sheet by Jane Perkins, JD, National Health Law Program [see particularly Attachment A for list of Medicaid/EPSDT services for children, 42 USC 1396d(a)]

Medicaid EPSDT Fact Sheet by Jane Perkins, JD, October 2008

Evidence-Based Practices for Deliquent Youth with Mental Illness in Maryland: Medicaid Must Cover These Cost Effective Services, A Public Report by Maryland Disability Law Center, January 31, 2007 (to understand requirements in Oklahoma, contact the Oklahoma Disability Law Center, Inc.)

OHCA Opinions

Power Wheel Chair, Case No. 06-037

Other Resources

JJ/SE Shared Agenda & Tools for Success

In March 2005, NASDSE and NDRN convened a meeting of national organizations and other entities and professionals to discuss their shared interest in addressing the disproportionate number of children with disabilities in contact with the juvenile justice (JJ) system, including those with special education (SE) needs. This was the beginning of a project that became known as the JJ/SE Shared Agenda .

The JJ/SE Shared Agenda produced Tools for Promoting Educational Success and Reducing Delinquency (aka Tools for Success ) — a compendium of best practices for promoting the educational stability of youth with disabilities and those at risk of developing disabilities. Designed for teachers and administrators, Tools for Success includes research-based effective practices for meeting the needs of children and youth in their schools, including early identification and intervention.

Tools for Promoting Educational Success and Reducing Delinquency

Cite as: JJ/SE Shared Agenda, Tools for Promoting Educational Success and Reducing Delinquency , NASDSE & NDRN, Washington, DC: January 20007

The National Center on Education, Disability and Juvenile Justice is funded by Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) of the U. S. Department of Education.

Legal Rights of Children with Epilepsy in School & Child Care: An Advocate’s Manual (click here)

This manual provides detailed practical guidance — both for parents and attorneys — on effective advocacy strategies in these areas. The manual was drafted for the Epilepsy Foundation by a nationally recognized expert on special education law, Leslie Seid Margolis, managing attorney for the Maryland protection and advocacy office. Topics covered include the special education process, with a focus ont he rights of children with epilepsy, the obligation of schools and child care centers to administer antiseizure medication and provide other accommodations, and methods to resolve disputes.

Locate Parent Training Information Center

Oklahoma Parents Center

OPC is dedicated to the inclusion and equality of children and adults with disabilities. Our mission is to train, inform, educate and support parents, families, professionals and consumers in building partnerships that meet the needs of children and youth with the full range of disabilities ages birth through twenty-six.

Parent Resource Centers

Help families get involved in their children’s learning. Target areas with high concentrations of low-income, minority, and limited-English-proficient parents.

OK-PIRC Oklahoma’s Parent Information Resource Center

The Oklahoma Parent Information & Resource Center (OK PIRC) is a statewide technical assistance and training center whose mission is to build partnerships between schools and families to increase student achievement and parental engagement at the early childhood, elementary and secondary school levels.

Systems of Care: National Technical Assistance Center for Children’s Mental Health

National Wraparound Initiative

School-Based Mental Health: An Empirical Guide for Decision Makers, April 2006, by Krista Kutash, PhD, Albert J. Duchnowski, Phd and Nancy Lynn, MSPH

Way to Go: School Success for Children with Mental Health Care Needs, June 7, 2006, by Bazelon Center, report points way to school success for children with mental health needs; documents integration of school-wide PBIS with mental health

The Alliance to Prevent Restraint,
Aversive Interventions, and Seclusion

All children should grow up free from the use of restraint, seclusion, and aversive interventions to respond to or control their behavior, and free from the fear that these practices will be used on themselves, their siblings or their friends.
Every day in this country, children with disabilities are needlessly being subjected to harmful practices in the name of treating “challenging behaviors.” They are brought down to the ground and straddled, strapped or tied in chairs and beds, blindfolded, slapped and pinched, startled by cold water sprays in the face, deprived of food, secluded in locked rooms, and more, despite the fact that research and practice show that these techniques exacerbate challenging behavior and do nothing to teach the child appropriate behaviors.

The Alliance to Prevent Restraint, Aversive Interventions and Seclusion is a joint effort of the nation’s major disability advocacy organizations, formed in response to this alarming problem.

In the Name of Treatment: A Parent’s Guide to Protecting Your Child From the Use of Restraint, Aversive Interventions, and Seclusion

This publication was developed by APRAIS, with editorial assistance and funding support from the founding organizations. Photographs have been contributed by the families of children who have been harmed by the use of restraint, aversive interventions, and seclusion, and are used with their permission. This publication is dedicated to the memory of Matthew Goodman (1987-2002) and to all those children who continue to be abused and to die “in the name of treatment.”

Termination of Parental Rights of Parents with Mental Disabilities, by Bazelon Center

Avoiding Cruel Choices: A Guide for Policymakers and Family Organizations on Medicaid’s Role in Preventing Custody Relinquishment, November 2002, by Bazelon Center

Mix and Match: Using Federal Programs to Support Interagency Systems of Care for Children with Mental Health Care Needs, by Bazelon Center

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Ergonomic review from

Ergonomic Pens — for more information go to PenAgain’s website

You may also order them from Office Depot .

New pencil specifically for children’s smaller hands

Contact PenAgain about being on their school bulk purchase program.

Cases of Interest

Jarron Draper v. Atlanta Independent School System, Case No. 06-CV-487-MHS, decided March 20, 2007 (USDC ND Ga.)

J.L. and M.L. and their minor daughter K.L. v. Mercer Island (Wa) School District, Case No. C-06-494-P, decided December 8, 2006 (USDC Wa.); also see “Rebutting Rowley?”

Oklahoma Administrative Office of Courts

Guardianship Handbooks

Resources Prepared By ODLC

Practice Parameter, with emphasis on seclusion and restraint

Prevention Of Bullying In School

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