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82) This research demonstrates that the concepts of least restrictive environment and mainstreaming are not only legal principles, but also valuable policy tools that have proven effective in classrooms.
We think the time has come for school officials to restructure our schools for the education of all students in the least restrictive environment with all deliberate speed.
For some students, she said, the least restrictive environment would be at a special center.
The terms least restrictive environment and mainstreaming are frequently confused.
Least restrictive environment does not mean that all students must receive services within the general education classroom.
With an increased focus on supporting students with disabilities in the least restrictive environment (LRE) at school, Rethink is pleased to announce the release of its new content advancing inclusive practices," said Rethink CEO, Daniel Etra, of the company's venture into the wider field of special education.
The guide also clarifies legal requirement under the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the referral process, the concept of the least restrictive environment, and meaningful inclusion.
High quality parent-professional collaboration has been linked with the creation of effective individualized education plans (Turnbull & Turnbull, 2001), inclusion of students with disabilities in their least restrictive environment (Bauer & Shea, 1999), and successful postsecondary outcomes (Wehman, 2001).
Local officials are urged to call on their House representatives during the Easter recess at their home offices to vote for full mandated funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which guarantees disabled students a free and equal public education in the least restrictive environment.
That could indeed be their least restrictive environment,'' Madden said.
Specifically, the special education program must be provided in the least restrictive environment [IDEA [section] 1412(5)] and that related, or supportive, services that may be required to assist the child in benefiting from the special education program must be provided [IDEA [section] 1401(17)].
Caught in the continuum: A critical analysis of the principles of the least restrictive environment.