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Your Child with Special Needs


Helping special-needs students succeed in school and in life
Grade Levels:
Preschool-12
Length:
60 minutes
Taping Rights:
Unlimited
Web Site:
KET Online
Teaching Materials:
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Program Schedule:
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This two-part KET series brings together Kentucky experts, service providers, educators, and parents to discuss such topics as entering the special education system, the legal rights of students with special needs, and planning for the transition from high school to the real world. The programs provide information valuable to both parents and teachers of students with disabilities.

The first program, which addresses special education resources in public schools, is for educators at all levels as well as parents of special-needs children. The second program, on helping these students make the transition to life after high school, is designed for high school juniors and seniors who are facing this challenge as well as their parents and teachers.

Your Child with Special Needs is a 2004 KET production. Renee Shaw hosts.

Length: 2 programs; 60 minutes each

Audience: Program 1: teachers and parents, K-12; Program 2: students with disabilities, grades 11-12, and teachers and parents, grades 11-12

Episodes in this Series

101. Public School Resources
Parents, representatives from the Kentucky Department of Education and the University of Kentucky's University Center on Disabilities, and a district-level director of special education discuss special education resources available in Kentucky public schools and who is eligible to receive them. Topics include IDEA (the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act), the role of the Admissions and Release Committee, Individual Education Programs, access to the general curriculum, and participation in extracurricular activities. A 2004 KET production hosted by Renee Shaw. 57 minutes.
102. From High School to Community
Panelists discuss the transition from high school to adult life for young people with disabilities, including independent and supported living options, employment, post-secondary education, and recreation and leisure opportunities after high school. Guests include representatives from the Kentucky Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, and the University Center on Disabilities at the University of Kentucky as well as a school transition specialist and a parent. A 2004 KET production hosted by Renee Shaw. 57 minutes.

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