IEPPLAN.COM/504PLAN.COM are online resources that empowers students and parents to create their own IEP Teams virtually, allowing them to gain valuable support and insight from a diverse group of individuals in order to craft truly individualized educational plan that meets the specialized needs of your student, prior to holding the formal IEP Team meeting with your school district.
Human Rights Goal: Students with disabilities are members of their communities and have the right to attend their neighborhood schools. Students with disabilities shall be provided with effective support measures in environments that maximize academic and social development, consistent with the goal of full participation in the least restrictive environment. To foster the full development of the child, corrective consequences for misconduct must be part of an instructional framework. All students shall be treated with respect and dignity, free from cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment or punishment.
Prepare Children to Lead Productive, Independent Lives
In “Findings” of IDEA 2004 (Section 1400(c)), Congress found that “30 years of research and experience has demonstrated that the education of children with disabilities can be made more effective by having high expectations for such children,” educating them in the regular classroom so they can “meet developmental goals and, to the maximum extent possible, the challenging expectations that have been established for all children and be prepared to lead productive and independent adult lives, to the maximum extent possible.” (Section 1400(c)(5)(A))
Prepare Children for Employment, Independent Living – and Further Education
In “Purposes” of IDEA 2004 (Section 1400(d)), Congress describes what they intend the law to accomplish. In IDEA 2004, Congress added “further education” as a purpose of the law:
“The purposes of this title are to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living.” (Section 1400(d)(1)(A))