Crozet Special Education

December 2013

Great Turnout on the Topical Discussion for ADHD!

Thank you teachers for attending the topical discussion on ADHD. We hope you got a few take aways from this subject. We had a great turn out, and loved having the SPED team there to attend! Not only will the information be helpful to our students in the long run, but its also useful information for us to have as teachers. As always, your time, and presence was greatly appreciated!

Energizing Brain Breaks!


Addition or Multiplication: You and your partner will each be revealing a certain number of fingers to each other. The first person to add them together wins the round.

1. Stand up and find a partner. A group of three works well.

2. Face your partner and both will say "Rock, Paper, Scissors Math". At the same time pound your fist to your open palm with each word. When you say "MATH" you should put between 1 and 4 fingers out. No thumbs are allowed. You are also not allowed to display zero fingers. Players are encourage to hold their fists flat so their partner can see how many fingers they have displayed.

The person who adds the numbers together and says the number correctly is the winner for that round. If a person says an incorrect answer the automatically lose that round.

4. Play the best of five rounds.

Busy Teachers! Busy Students!

Education and Disabilitiy Laws

IDEA—the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
IDEA, the Individual with Disabilities Education Act, is our nation’s special education law. The IDEA guides how states, school districts, and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

NCLB—No Child Left Behind Act
The No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, Public Law (PL) 107-110, is the nation’s latest general education law. It amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and has brought sweeping changes to our educational systems. What does the law require, what does it change about education, how are states responding, and what does the law mean for children with disabilities?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
Before there was IDEA, there was the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Section 504 of this Act continues to play an important role in education, especially for students with disabilities who may not qualify for special education services under IDEA.

Americans with Disabilities Act – The ADA
Passed by the Congress and signed into law by the President in July 1990, the ADA is the first comprehensive declaration of equality for people with disabilities. The ADA protects the civil rights of people with disabilities in all aspects of employment, in accessing public services such as transportation, and guaranteeing access to public accommodations such as restaurants, stores, hotels and other types of buildings to which the public has access.

Assistive Technology Act
Assistive technology can greatly improve the access and function of people with disabilities in school, work, home, and community. The Assistive Technology Act is intended to ensure that people with disabilities have access to assistive technology devices and services. Find your state’s AT program!

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Happy Holidays from the Special Education Team!