Thursday, October 11, 2012

Educational placements from Least Restrictive to Most Restrictive

By Dennise Goldberg from Special Education Advisor

Least Restrictive Environment is defined as “In General. To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are not disabled, and special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability of a child is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily” 20 U.S.C § 1412(a)(5)(A). Below is list of educational placements from least restrictive to most restrictive:

1. General Education (Only accommodations no additional services)
Students with disabilities are educated with students without disabilities, to the maximum extent possible.

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