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1 The Acronyms of Student Services- I&RS, IEP, and 504

2 Overview What is I&RS? I&RS Referral Process I&RS Team and CST What is 504? 504 and IDEIA What is an IEP? How it all fits together

3 I&RS Intervention and Referral Services

4 I&RS NJ Administrative Code School Districts shall establish and implement intervention and referral services designed to assist students who are experiencing significant LEARNING, BEHAVIOR or HEALTH difficulties in the regular education program

5 The Scope of I&RS The intended scope of I&RS programs is much broader than the limited function of pre-referral interventions to the Child Study Team (CST). It is possible that a fully institutionalized program of I&RS that targets its resources to the identification and amelioration of problems at the earliest possible stages of problem identification would never or rarely function as a pre-referral mechanism for CST evaluations. Collaborative Team Approach

6 What is the Purpose of I&RS? Support and assist referring staff member or parent/guardian in addressing both academic and social/emotional concerns of individual students including: o Recommendations o Interventions/strategies o Material/resources

7 I&RS Process Parent conference Request for Assistance Case Coordinator assigned Data collection Parent contacted Meeting agenda Action Plan Follow up meeting

8 I&RS and CST Teams I&RS TEAMSCHILD STUDY TEAMS A general education model that permits the provision of services to special education students, as appropriate. A special education model. A collegial, collaborative problem- solving model, rather than a diagnostic model, and a coordinating mechanism that addresses global learning, behavior and health issues. A joint decision-making process that identifies, evaluates and determines the eligibility for and the placement of students with educational disabilities. Addresses students’ specific learning, behavior and health needs in the context in which they occur. Provides for appropriate placements in the least restrictive environments. Does not classify student problems.Determines students’ educational disabilities. Participates in the development of an intervention and referral services action plan. Participates in the development of an individual education plan (IEP). Regulated under N.J.A.C. 6A:16Regulated under the provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 1997 and N.J.A.C. 6A:14. Systematically focuses all school and community resources on the resolution of individuals’ educational problems, in particular, and school-wide problems, in general. Focuses special education, general education and other pupil services on the needs of students with educational disabilities. An adult-centered program, where direct assistance primarily is provided to adults who request assistance for problems encountered in the general education program. A student-centered program, where direct assistance primarily is provided to students with educational disabilities, and support is provided to school staff and parents. Schools are required to actively involve parents in the development and implementation of I&RS action plans. Parents are required to participate in each step of the special education decision-making process.

9 The Laws That Apply I & RS -State law: mandates process of identification and supports for general education at-risk students IDEIA - Federal law: Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act Section 504 - Federal law: the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

10 Key Differences IDEIA Education Act IEP-services 13 federal disabilities State-Federal-Local funding Must be 3-21 504 Civil Rights Act Accommodations to access general education All disabilities are eligible Local funding No age requirement

11 Section 504 Covers any person who: Has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities Has a record of such an impairment

12 Major Life Activity under Section 504 includes, but not limited to : Breathing Caring for oneself Hearing Learning Performing manual tasks Seeing Speaking Walking Working

13 Student Eligible for IDEIA IEP is required Case Manager Child Study Team (CST)

14 CST- Child Study Team Social Worker School Psychologist Learning Disabilities Teacher Consultant (LDTC) Other medical & educational specialists

15 IEP- Individualized Education Plan Written legal document It outlines: The student’s abilities Goals for the students How progress will be measured How the school, student & parents will work together to meet these goals

16 IEP Team and Terms Parent General Education Teacher Special education Teacher Case manager Student- if appropriate PLAAFP Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance Annual Review Be prepared to discuss data and progress of the student

17 WEBTRACK Log On and Password First initial and last name mpeters…mpeters Review IEP in Archived DocumentsArchived Documents

18 IEP Key Components Implementation Date PLAAFP Special Factors- BIP, FBA, etc. Modification Page Statement of Services

19 Let’s Review I & RS Action Plan 504 Accommodations IEP Special Education Program

20 How It All Fit Together All Students Within District I & RS Students with Impairments 504 Substantial Impairments IEP Severe Impairments

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