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“Special education is a service, not a place.”


Your Child with Special Needs

These two hour-long panel discussion programs from KET are designed for parents and educators of children with special needs. Public School Resources examines issues and options within the public education system, while From High School to Community focuses on post-high school options. Both programs are available for viewing online.

Topics and panelists for the programs are listed below. See the Program Details pages for further information, including contacts and links to related online resources.


Your Child with Special Needs: Public School Resources
for P-12 special education teachers, parents of students with special needs, and parent resource center staff members

Program Details | Watch online [requires RealPlayer®]

Program Topics

  • who is eligible to receive special education services
  • a review of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • the difference between IDEA and a 504 plan
  • entry into the special education system: the purpose of the Admissions and Release Committee, or ARC
  • the Individual Education Program, or IEP
  • inclusive education and assistive technology

Panelists

  • Mary Calie, parent
  • Preston Lewis, Program Manager, Division of Exceptional Children, Kentucky Department of Education
  • Deborah Plummer, Calloway County Schools
  • Meg Steinman, parent

Your Child with Special Needs: From High School to Community
for high school special education teachers, parent resource center staff members, and parents of students with special needs

Program Details | Watch online [requires RealPlayer®]

Program Topics

  • transition planning during high school
  • person-centered planning and self-determined planning
  • independent and supported living programs
  • post-secondary education as an option to people with disabilities
  • recreation and leisure opportunities after high school
  • vocational support and other employment opportunities

Panelists

  • Marie Allison, parent
  • Kathy Eversole, Upper Cumberland Special Education Cooperative
  • Beth Harrison, University Center on Disability, University of Kentucky
  • Karen Lawrence, Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

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