Inclusion and LRE Resource Pages

This page contains the research done by Tammy Mullon, one of SELA's educational advocates and a first rate legal researcher.  Tammy put this research together to support one of our litigation cases.  Her work was too good to leave in a case file, so we are publishing her work here.  In this document Tammy lists some of the prime resources and research to review when desiring to understand the legal status of inclusion and least restrictive Environment.

We have also included in on other pages  some of the actual documents one might want to review when researching LRE and Inclusion.  Articles accessed by clicking here and cases by clicking here.


LRE/Inclusion Toolbox and Research
Tammy Mullon 
July 2, 2017

POSSIBLE EXPERT WITNESSES

Lou Brown, University of Wisconsin
http://website.education.wisc.edu/lbrown

Julie Causton, PhD and Kate MacLeod, M.S.Ed co-founded Inclusive Schooling: https://www.inclusiveschooling.com/about/

Cheryl M. Jorgensen, PhD
http://www.cherylmjorgensen.com/

LEGAL RIGHTS TO REGULAR EDUCATION, INCLUDING FEDERAL COURT CASES

What are the Courts Saying About Special Education? Melinda Jacobs, Esq.
VI. LRE (PAGE 13 & 14)

http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7690/urlt/WhatAretheCourts.pdf

Children with disabilities are first and foremost children, worthy of equal respect, opportunities, treatment, status and place.
http://www.kidstogether.org/right-ed.htm

Text of Court Cases
Daniel R. v. State Board of Ed.
Mills V. Board of Education
OBERTI v Board of Ed
PARC Consent
SACRAMENTO CITY SCHOOL DIST. v. RACHEL H.
Rowley

COPAA – LIBRARY OF RESOURCES FOR EFFECTIVE ADVOCACY

LRE - http://www.copaa.org/?page=IEPLRE 
KaD v Solana Beach Fee Order (2104)  

9th Cir Decision KaD v. Solana Beach (2012) 

District Court Decision - KaD v Sonal (2010)  

OSEPLtr - TransitionLRE 

OSEPLtr-PreschoolLRE (2012)

Inclusion_Works_MCIE(2010) 

In re Student (AK SEA DP 08-16, 009)

Inclusive Education & Implications for Policy (2009)

Waukee SD v. D&EL. for IL (Dis Ct IA, 2008) 

Inclusive Education: What Makes It a Good...(2007)  

RO, v. Bd.of Ed.of Borough of Clement (3rd Cir 1993) 

COPAA ENDREW F. Webinar
Practical applications and Methods for using the Endrew F. USSC Decision in IEP negotiations and litigation: https://copaa.webex.com/copaa/lsr.php?RCID=8ae2e5d031e2bb37d6feb8c72e330aba 

LRE STATE COMPLAINT
Advocacy Institute - Indiana Department of Education: https://www.advocacyinstitute.org/iscrc/complaints/IN/UnionTownshipSchoolCorporation-CP-099-2015.pdf

ED / OSEP GUIDANCE
Questions and Answers on Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Requirements of the IDEA - November 23, 1994
http://www.wrightslaw.com/law/osep/lre.osep.memo.1994.1123.pdf. 

ED & HHS Release Policy Statement on Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs
http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/earlylearning/inclusion/index.html 
Recommendations for States http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/earlylearning/inclusion/recs-and-resources-states.html 
Resources for Families http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/earlylearning/inclusion/resources-for-families.html
Recommendations for Local Early Learning Programs and Providers http://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/earlylearning/inclusion/recs-and-resources-local.html

Letter to Trigg – LRE / 11-30-07
https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/letters/2007-4/trigg113007lre4q2007.pdf

DOE - LRE Dear Colleague Letters
https://findit.ed.gov/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&affiliate=ed.gov&query=LRE

TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PAPERS

LRE TAP 2016 – Link
https://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-7540/dps-2016-13.pdf
https://sldinclusion.wikispaces.com/file/view/dps-2016-13.pdf/605614207/dps-2016-13.pdf

LRE TAP 2000 – Link
http://www.fldoe.org/core/fileparse.php/7571/urlt/0086217-y2000-5.pdf

WRIGHTSLAW
Inclusion: Answers to Frequently Asked Questions from the NEA
http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/lre.faqs.inclusion.htm

Inclusion, Least Restrictive Environment (LRE), Mainstreaming
http://www.wrightslaw.com/info/lre.index.htm

FLORIDA INCLUSION NETWORK RESOURCES
http://www.floridainclusionnetwork.com/whats-new/

OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS
New guidance package is a win for children
Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504 in Public Elementary and Secondary Schools https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/504-resource-guide-201612.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=

BOOKS, VIDEOS AND YOUTUBE
Free Appropriate Public Education – The Law and Children with Disabilities
H. Rutherford Turnbull III, Matthew J. Stowe, Nancy E. Huerta – Seventh Edition
Chapter 7 - LRE – Page 205 

Special Education Legal Development and Cases 2016 – Pete Wright 
Legal Research: How to use google scholar to find cases – Page 105  

Creating Inclusive Schools For All - Collaborative Special Education Advocacy
Julie Causton talk about Creating Inclusive Schools For All. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TVpVUEQmzxc

The Best Inclusive Education Links: 100 Links to the Best Inclusion Related Articles, Videos and Media on the Web  
https://www.thinkinclusive.us/the-best-inclusive-education-links-100-links-to-the-best-inclusion-related-articles-videos-and-media-on-the-web/

The Educator’s Handbook for Inclusive School Practices – Julie Causton
http://products.brookespublishing.com/The-Educators-Handbook-for-Inclusive-School-Practices-P866.aspx

ARTICLES, REPORTS and PUBLICATIONS

Does self-contained Special Education Deliver on its Promises? A Critical Inuiry into Research and Practice – by Julie Causton 
http://shiawasseeresd.glk12.org/pluginfile.php/6203/mod_resource/content/1/promises.pdf

The Best Inclusive Education Links: 100 Links to the Best Inclusion related Articles, Videos and Media on the Web  
https://www.thinkinclusive.us/the-best-inclusive-education-links-100-links-to-the-best-inclusion-related-articles-videos-and-media-on-the-web/

A Summary of the Evidence on Inclusive Education
http://alana.org.br/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/A_Summary_of_the_evidence_on_inclusive_education.pdf

Achieving Inclusion: What Every Parent Should Know When Advocating
http://www.pealcenter.org/images/Achieving_Inclusion_for_web.pdf

Benefits of Inclusive Education
http://www.kidstogether.org/inclusion/benefitsofinclusion.htm

SUPPLEMENTAL SUPPORTS, AIDS, AND SERVICES

Supplementary Aids and Services
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/iep-supplementary/

FAQ: One-on-one assistants and LRE for students with disabilities
https://askecac.org/2013/02/26/faq-one-on-one-assistants-and-lre-for-students-with-disabilities/

PA - Special Education FAPE and One-to-One Support Obligations for Students with Disabilities
http://www.education.pa.gov/Documents/Codes%20and%20Regulations/Basic%20Education%20Circulars/Federal%20Code/Special%20Education%20FAPE%20and%20One-to-One%20Support%20Obligations%20for%20Students%20with%20Disabilities.pdf

Checklist of Sample Supplemental Supports, Aids, and Services
http://www.inspireinclusion.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/checklist_full.pdf

Inclusion Works - How to Modify Assignments
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPsrVMPdc_w

Access Points
http://www.cpalms.org/page24.aspx

https://www.polk-fl.net/staff/teachers/reading/documents/Read180Day2/Tuesday1/IntroAccessPoints_MBeech/IntroAccessPoints_MBeech%20[Compatibility%20Mode].pdf

http://fsassessments.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/9_FAA_ESEexemptions.pdf

How to Prepare Students in Self-Contained Classrooms for Inclusion in General Education
http://blog.kurzweiledu.com/2016/01/20/how-to-prepare-students-in-self-contained-classrooms-for-inclusion-in-general-education/?utm_content=buffer91fb3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 
Webinar link: http://blog.kurzweiledu.com/on-demand-webinars/how-to-prepare-students-in-self-contained-classrooms-to-be-included-in-general-education/ 

Assistive Technology Laws
http://www.ldonline.org/article/35384/ 
https://info.fldoe.org/docushare/dsweb/Get/Document-6801/dps-2013-65.pdf

Assessible Instruction Materials 
OSEP Dear Colleague Letter on Updated NIMAS Guidelines
 https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/osers-nimas.pdf

Communication Mandates 
DOE and DOJ Colleague letter
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-effective-communication-201411.pdf

PLACEMENT OPTIONS

Educational Placement from Least Restrictive to Most Restrictive
http://www.specialeducationadvisor.com/educational-placements-from-least-restrictive-to-most-restrictive/

Placement Issues
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/placement/


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