7. "We are concerned about your child’s safety. We can’t
let him/her be involved in that activity because we don’t want him/her to
Section 300.1 (a)(b) Purposes.
The purposes of this part are--
(a) To ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them
a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and
related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for
further education, employment, and independent living;
(b) To ensure that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected;
Section 300.107(a)(b) Nonacademic services.
The State must ensure the following:
(a) Each public agency must take steps, including the provision of supplementary
aids and services determined appropriate and necessary by the child's IEP
Team, to provide nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities
in the manner necessary to afford children with disabilities an equal opportunity
for participation in those services and activities.
(b) Nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities may include
counseling services, athletics, transportation, health services, recreational
activities, special interest groups or clubs sponsored by the public agency,
referrals to agencies that provide assistance to individuals with disabilities,
and employment of students, including both employment by the public agency
and assistance in making outside employment available.
Section 300.117 Nonacademic settings.
In providing or arranging for the provision
of nonacademic and extracurricular services and activities, including meals,
recess periods, and the services and activities set forth in Sec. 300.107,
each public agency must ensure that each child with a disability participates
with nondisabled children in the extracurricular services and activities
to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of that child. The public
agency must ensure that each child with a disability has the supplementary
aids and services determined by the child's IEP Team to be appropriate and
necessary for the child to participate in nonacademic settings.
IDEA 2004 (Public Law 108-446):
Section 601(c)(5) Almost 30 years of research and experience has demonstrated
that the education of children with disabilities can be made more effective
(A) having high expectations for such children
and ensuring their access to the general education curriculum in the regular
classroom, to the maximum extent possible,
‘Supplemental aids and services’ means aids, services,
and other supports that are provided in regular education classes or other
education-related settings to enable children with disabilities to be educated
with nondisabled children to the maximum extent appropriate…
Individualized Education Programs—(1) (A) (i) Definitions
…IEP means… and …includes (IV) …a statement of the program modifications
or supports for school personnel that will be provided for the child --
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