Special Education Topics Reference

The following links are provided to information on a variety of topics. Use the back button on your browser to return to this page.

Advocacy
Parent & Child Rights
WSPEI - Parent Liaisons

Consent
Parent & Child Rights
Consent and Revocation of Consent forms
Information Update 09.01,School-based Services (SBS) and Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC) – Student Confidentiality and Parental Consent
Information Update 10.01,Parent Consent Requirements When Parents Who Share Legal Custody Do Not Agree

Discipline
Information Update Bulletin 06.02
Information Update Bulletin 07.01
Special Education in Plain Language
Discipline Strategies to Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities
Procedural Compliance Self-Assessment Discipline Module
Answers to Frequently Asked Compulsory School Attendance Questions (2009)
Parent & Child Rights

Webcast - PowerPoint Presentation - provides basic information on special education legal requirements relating to discipline.

Evaluation
Information Update Bulletin 02.06, at WESPDHH & WCBVI
Evaluation Timelines
Policy Letter: Evaluation for Homebased and Private School Students
Evaluation, Consent for

Extended School Year
Bulletin 10.02, Extended School Year for Students with Disabilities
Determining Extended School Year Services: A Practitioner's Guide, Rev. 2004

General Education Settings
Guidance for Special Education and Related Services Personnel Assisting Students within General Education Settings

Graduation Procedures
Information Update Bulletin 10.08

Homebased Education
Home-based (Home Schooling)
Policy Letter: Evaluation for Homebased and Private School Students

Homebound
Homebound Instruction: A Q & A Document for Families
Homebound Instruction: A Q & A Document for School Districts
Information Update Bulletin 06.02
Services for School-Age Parents, See Question Index

Homeless--Children with Disabilities
OSEP Guidance on Homeless Children with Disabilities
DPI-Education of Homeless Children and Youth web page
Frequently Asked Questions about Homelessness and Special Education

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)
Information Update Bulletin 01.04
Parent & Child Rights
Information Update Bulletin 99.02
Special Education in Plain Language

Interim Alternative Educational Setting (IAES)
Parent & Child Rights
Information Update Bulletin 06.02
Special Education in Plain Language

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Information Update Bulletin 10.03, Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for Preschoolers (age 3-5) with Disabilities
Information Update Bulletin 92.13
Notice of Policy Guidance, Hearing & Deaf, attachment to bulletin 92.13 above
Information Update Bulletin 00.04
Special Education in Plain Language

Medicaid School-Based Services (SBS) & Medicaid Administrative Claiming (MAC)
Information Update 14.01
Sample Parental Notice (Spanish), Parental Notice for Billing Medicaid for Health-Related Services in Student’s Individualized Education Programs, March 15, 2013
Sample Form M-5 (Spanish), Consent to Bill Wisconsin Medicaid for Medically Related Special Education and Related Services, revised March 15, 2013
Parental consent to bill Medicaid – additional guidance, May 17, 2011
Increased Financial Resources to Support Students with Disabilities--School Based Services: the Unique Partnership of Medicaid and Education
Wisconsin Yearly Schedule for Medicaid Administrative Claiming and Cost Reporting, October 2012
Wisconsin Medicaid Administrative Claiming Revised Annual Payment Schedule, Academic Year 2012-2013

Notice
Parent & Child Rights
Special Education Sample Forms
Access to Patient Health Care Records

Model Child Find and Referral Notices:

Placement
Information Update Bulletin 02.06, at WESPDHH & WCBVI
IEP/Placement Timelines
Placement, Consent for Initial Provision of Special Education

Residency and Responsibility for FAPE
Local Education Agency Responsibilities for Children with Disabilities in Jail, Detention, Hospital, or other Children’s Homes, December 2008

Transportation
Information Update Bulletin 09.02
General Pupil Transportation Services

 

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