In the informative videos below, you'll find out about the recent changes in names for PDD/NOS and what they are now referred to, according to the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition).
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Student's with significant disabilities often do not participate in statewide exams, but there are assessments to measure their growth and success. Not only are student's re-evaluated every three years but many are part of the Alternate Portfolio Assessment. To understand these assessments and others used to measure academic growth for all students, visit :http://www.arkansased.org/divisions/learning-services/student-assessment/assessments-for-students-with-disabilities
As we missed last FAQ Friday, we're doing a FAQ Wednesday and will return with regular programming this coming Friday. :) 2 in one week!
This excerpt is from http://www.understandingspecialeducation.com/special-education-law.html - this is an article from that explains limitations on age in public school for students with special needs:
Special education law provides a child the right to be placed in a private school ONLY if your school district cannot provide an appropriate program.
Please do read the rest of this article at the link here - it lists and summarizes the 13 major facets of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) which is EXTREMELY pertinent to families that have children with special needs.
Staff of the Northwest Arkansas Community Parent Resource Center (including original content as well as curated links to various authors around the web.)