Special Education Accomodation

Title Abstract Publication Date
Magnet and Specialized Schools of the Future: A Focus on Change. Offers guidance on construction of a new building, addition, or renovation of a magnet or charter school. Twelve exemplary projects are described, followed by guidance on funding, finding a home for... 12/31/2004
Mainstreaming Handicapped Children: Beyond Barrier-Free Design. The authors describe school design responses to mainstreaming as limited in scope, focusing mainly on barrier-free environments. This approach, they suggest, is an incomplete one to a wide range of... 12/31/1978
Mainstreaming the Handicapped: A Design Guide. Describes the range of strategies that have been developed to implement mainstreaming programs in public schools, then develops a guide for designers. Types of handicaps, their incidence and nature... 12/31/1978
Marble Fairbanks Architects. Chicago Public School. Looks at the design features of a 120,000 square foot Chicago elementary urban school that accommodates 900 students, 25 percent of whom are disabled. The school is based on a small school design... 12/31/2001
Meeting the Needs of All Students: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Revised. This document presents a detailed explanation of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and its procedural requirements; sample procedural documents; highlights of the major differences among... 12/31/1993
Meeting the Needs of Profoundly Handicapped Students. The Southern Westchester, New York, Board of Educational Services reviewed its facilities and made major changes at Rye Lake Campus. Built in the 1970s, the facility now serves students who are... 12/31/1995
New Mexico School for the Blind and Visually Impaired-NMSBVI. Profiles this special education school, its funding, the collaborative process through which it was designed, the organization of the school, the design, the site and exterior challenges, and the... 12/31/2008
Office of Special Education Programs. OSEP is a component of the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services of the U.S. Department of Education. Includes information on IDEA ‘97, funding, projects, monitoring, publications,...
Opening doors, Opening Minds. Examines the co-location of mainstream and special education schools in the same facility. Benefits to each type of school are listed, and a functioning example at Hazel Court School, Eastbourne,... 12/31/2006
Other Schools. Describes the building designs of 21 schools of various types (such as technology centers and special education facilities), including their educational contexts and design goals. Includes... 12/31/2001
Overlapping Issues. Discusses the incorporation of green design into facilities for special needs students. Daylighting has been shown to be affective against seasonal affective disorder (SAD), good acoustics are... 03/31/2009
Pavilion in a Park. Profiles the Hazelwood School in Glasgow, Scotland, a school for students with dual-sensory impairment. All are deaf, blind, and have learning difficulties. Some are in wheelchairs and some have... 12/31/2008
Physical Facilities: Exceptional Child Bibliography Series. The annotated bibliography contains 91 references selected from Exceptional Child Education Abstracts dealing with physical facilities, educational or institutional, for exceptional children. The... 12/31/1970
Planning and Designing for Students with Disabilities. This report presents the laws, regulations, and design requirements needed for educational facilities to meet the challenge of educating students with disabilities. A list of planning and design... 05/31/2001
Planning for Inclusion. Offers advice on making facilities universally accessible, with examples of how some schools and universities have categorized their buildings by level of accessibility and have prioritized changes... 11/30/2005
Planning for Special Needs. Profiles Richfield, Minnesota's South Education Center, designed to accommodate students 5-21 years old with intense social, emotional, behavioral, cognitive, and health needs. Through the... 10/31/2009
Playground Design and Mainstreaming Issues: Beyond Ramps. This paper identifies issues confronting early childhood educators who want to integrate children with special needs with others, and the implications of such integration for the design of outdoor... 11/06/1991
Preparing the Inclusion Classroom for Students with Special Physical and Health Needs The Classroom Ecological Preparation Inventory (CEPI) is designed to aid in inclusion of students with physical impairments and health needs in the general-education classroom. The CEPI focuses on... 12/31/1998
Room Sizes for Special Education Classrooms. Square footage requirements for newly constructed classrooms and ancillary spaces for special education for four categories of pupils. 12/31/1998
School Addition to Benefit Deaf-Blind and Autistic Students. Profiles a Keneyville, Illinois, elementary school and its accommodations for special students. The school features a variety of patterns and textures to assist wayfinding, sound- dampening... 01/22/2009
School Facilities: Accessibility for the Disabled Still an Issue. GAO found that: (1) while schools receiving federal financial assistance have been required to be accessible to the disabled since 1970, schools' accessibility to the disabled has not been... 12/31/1994
Setting Up Classroom Spaces That Support Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders. Illustrates with brief text and photos how to determine what type of furniture and materials to choose for various types of classrooms and how to arrange them in a way that creates an effective... 08/31/2010
Space Utilization. Describes the development of an Intermediate Center, adjacent to the existing K-12 schools, within a fast-growing community. Designed for children in 5th-7th grades, the center includes a special... 07/31/2003
Special Education Classroom Infrastructure: Teacher's Views. Assesses the suitability of the physical infrastructure of schools and integration of special education programs across the country of Malaysia. 37.7 percent of respondents are not sure about the... 12/31/2009
Special Education Facilities Funding Report: An LAO Report. This report reviews the method and level of funding for special education facility needs in California and recommends modifications. It begins by summarizing special education programs, describes... 12/31/1999

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