Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in the IEP and in School Bullying Prevention and Intervention Efforts1

Issued: February 11, 2011 I. Leadership II. Training And Professional Development III. Access To Resources And Services IV. Academic And Non-academic Activities V. Policies And Procedures For Reporting And Responding To Bullying VI. Collaboration With Families Appendix This resource document contains tools to assist schools and IEP Teams to prevent bullying of students with disabilities […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2007-1

Autism Spectrum Disorder To:Special Education Administrators and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education Date:August 25, 2006 This advisory represents "best practice" guidance from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to address a change to the special education law enacted in the spring of 2006 that affects special education programming for […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2009-1

Transition Planning to Begin at Age 14 To:Middle and High School Principals, Administrators of Special Education, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia MittnachtState Director of Special Education Date:September 3, 2008 C:Superintendents of SchoolsCharter School Leaders The purpose of this advisory is to highlight a recent law passed by the Massachusetts Legislature. On August 6, 2008, the […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2009-2

Observation of Education Programs by Parents and Their Designees for Evaluation Purposes To:Superintendents, Principals, Administrators of Special Education, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia MittnachtState Director of Special Education Date:January 8, 2009 Introduction The legislature recently amended section 3 of G.L. c. 71B, the state special education law, to require school committees, upon request by a […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2011-1

Annual Fiscal Calculations To:Administrators of Special Education, Charter School Directors, School Business Officials, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia MittnachtState Director of Special Education Date:December 8, 2010 Financial responsibilities in the area of special education are substantial. Every school district assures the state at regular intervals that it is aware of its responsibilities and conducting them […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2011-2

Bullying Prevention and Intervention To:Superintendents, Charter School Leaders, Principals, Administrators of Special Education, Directors of Approved Special Education Private Schools, Directors of Educational Collaboratives, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education Date:February 11, 2011 Introduction The purpose of this advisory is to provide guidance to address changes to Massachusetts educational practice […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2012-1

Certain IEP Services Not Provided by the Department in DYS Institutional Settings Revised August 2018 to address all host agency settings (DYS, DMH, DPH, CHC) To:Administrators of Special Education and Other Interested Parties From:Russell Johnston, State Director of Special Education Date:August 23, 2018 The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (the Department) through the Special […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2012-2

Improving Data and Practices Regarding Disciplinary Removals of Students with Disabilities To:Superintendents, Principals, Administrators of Special Education, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education Date:June 13, 2012 Introduction Analysis of school suspension data reported to the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) suggests a wide range of practices for determining […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2013-1

Postsecondary Goals and Annual IEP Goals in the Transition Planning Process To:Middle and High School Principals, Administrators of Special Education, General and Special Educators, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education Date:September 14, 2012 The purpose of this advisory is to: highlight the central role of appropriate measurable postsecondary goals and […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2014-1

DSM-5 Changes and the Impact on Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) To:Administrators of Special Education, Parents, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education Date:July 30, 2013 I write this advisory in response to some significant changes in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), which is a key […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2014-2

Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative To:Administrators of Special Education, Parents, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special EducationJohn Bynoe, Associate Commissioner for Student Support Services Date:March 10, 2014 We write this advisory to remind you of the enhanced array of home-based mental health and behavioral services available through the Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2014-3 (revised)

Identifying the Need for Paraprofessional Support To:Administrators of Special Education, Parents, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education Date:February 26, 2015 The purposes of this advisory are to: Advise school districts and parents about concerns regarding inappropriate utilization of paraprofessionals. Clarify when it may be appropriate to use a paraprofessional, as […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2014-4

Transition Assessment in the Secondary Transition Planning Process To:Middle and High School Principals, Administrators of Special Education, General and Special Educators, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia Mittnacht, State Director of Special Education Date:April 9, 2014 The purpose of this advisory is to: Clarify the purpose of transition assessment in the secondary transition planning process. Provide […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2014-5

Charter School Responsibilities for Students with Disabilities Who May Need an Out-of-District Program — 603 CMR 28.10(6) To:Superintendents, Charter School Leaders, Administrators of Special Education, Parents, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia Mittnacht, State Director for Special Education Cliff Chuang, Associate Commissioner Date:August 22, 2014 Purpose of Advisory This advisory is designed to provide guidance to […]Look at this result

Technical Assistance Advisory SPED 2016-1

Time-out and Seclusion To:Superintendents, Principals, Charter School Leaders, Private School Directors, Administrators of Special Education, and Other Interested Parties From:Marcia Mittnacht, State Director for Special Education Date:July 31, 2015 This advisory provides guidance concerning the difference between the prohibited practice of seclusion and the approved use of time-out as a behavioral support strategy as set […]Look at this result

Administrative Advisory SPED 2018-1

Guidance and Workbook for Calculating and Providing Proportionate Share Services for Students with Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools To:Superintendents, Special Education Administrators, Business and Other Education Personnel From:Russell Johnston, Senior Associate Commissioner and State Director of Special Education Date:July 27, 2017 — Revised July 2018 to include reference to Grant Fund Code […]Look at this result