160 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Feb 1995
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Young Adults with Special Needs

Assessment, Law and Practice - Caught in the Acts

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
An essential handbook for parents, carers and educators of young people with special needs, this companion volume to the highly acclaimed Children with Special Needs covers the assessment of and procedure for young adults. Further and higher education institutions have now been taken out of LEA jurisdiction, and this book provides a detailed guide to the most recent developments in law and practice, including how to approach and identify the problem, the difference in dealing with those with or without previous statements, the legal duties of the institutions, and how to deal with the transfer from school.
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'This new book is a comprehensive, yet commendably condensed, overview of the situation... it is sure to find a place on the bookshelves of parents, FE College staff and care agencies. I would like to think that LEA's and the Further Education Funding Council will also use the book to inform their thinking and practice in this important area... should become an essential vade mecum for all involved with young adults who have special needs.'- Down Syndrome Association
John Friel is a barrister-at-law at Gray's Inn specialising in work relating to children with special needs.
Introduction. 1. Preparing to Leave School or Return to Further and Higher Education Having Left School. 2. How to Prepare the Case. 3. Annual Reviews and Their Importance Under the 1992 Education Act. 4. The Nature of the Duty Under the 1992 Act. 5. Remedies and Judicial Review. 6. The Remaining Relevant Duties of the LEA. 7. Transport to School or College. 8. Other Assessments That Can Help. Appendix 1. Further and Higher Education Act 1992. 2. DFE Circular 1/93, 5 January 1993: The Further and Higher Education Act 1992 Relevant Ectrants. Appendix 3. Extract Code of Practice 1993 Education Act. 4. Reviews: 1993 Statutory Instrument No 1047. Appendix 5. Disabled Persons (Services, Consultation and Representation) Act 1986: Extracts. Appendix 6. Circular to Local Authorities, January 1988. Appendix 7. Local Authority Circular, March 1993. Appendix 8. Circular: Students with Learning Difficulties and/or Disabilities by Further Education Funding Council. Appendix 9. Charities and Voluntary Organizations. Appendix 10. Government Departments and Other Official Bodies.
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