- Part 200.13 previously required that “Instructional services shall be provided to meet the individual language needs of a student with autism for a minimum of 30 minutes daily in groups not to exceed two, or 60 minutes daily in groups not to exceed six.” It is amended to now require that “Instructional services shall be provided to meet the individual language needs of a student with autism.”
- Part 200.6 has eliminated the minimum level of speech services for students with disabilities determined to need speech and language services. Previously, there was a 2x30 per week minimum requirement.
- Part 200.6 has been amended to allow for more than 12 students with disabilities in an integrated co-taught class.
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Friday, November 19, 2010
Amendments to New York State Special Education Regulations
The following are the most significant of the amendments to the New York State special education regulations, effective December 8, 2010. For full text of the amendments, see here.
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There are more disturbing changes than those noted here, for example, no end dates to IEPs and IEP goals, and the option to include BIPs, which in turn can include the use time outs and restraints, directly in IEPs.ReplyDelete
Parents beware of "optional" terminology and what SDs are NOT telling you about these changes. Lying by omission.