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Formation of Policy

Alternative
Katie Brogan
Wayne State University

Educational Plans
United States
Laws for special
education are set by the
federal and state
government.
Schools receive both
federal and state
funding.
Individual Education Plan
(IEP) is used to ensure
students are receiving
the services needed.
(Education, 2014)

Canada
Each one of the territories and
provinces set their own
special education policies.
Schools receive funding from
the individual territory or
providence the school.
Individual Education Plan
(IEP) is used to ensure
students are receiving the
services needed.
(Dworet, 2002)

Educational Plans cont.


United States

Canada

IEPs are developed my a


multidisciplinary team.
Once an IEP is requested the
school has 30 days for an IEP
meeting and within 15 days
after that meeting the IEP
must be in place.
IEPs place children in the
least restrictive environment.
IEPs are created to provide
educational services to ensure
all children receive an
education.
(Education, 2014)

IEPs are developed my a


multidisciplinary team.

IEPs are created to provide


educational services to ensure
all children receive an
education.
(Dworet, 2002)

Problems with education plans in


the United States
Lack of funding
Lack of qualified staff
Delayed response time for services over 30
days
Children not receiving services needed
Parents do not know their rights
Parents being told their child do not qualify for
services when they do.
(Education, 2014)

Problems with education


plans in the United States
Lack of funding
Lack of qualified staff
Delayed response time for services over 6
months
Children not receiving services needed
Children qualifying in one providence or
territory and not in others.
(Dworet, 2002)

Alternative Policy Partnering


for Success
Schools can partner with Universities using
interns to fill in the gaps.
School staff members will have reduced case
loads.
Interns are free.
Interns can provide valuable resources to the
students and schools.
Schools will be able to help interns develop
professionally.
Universities can handle the demand for new
interns each school year.
This policy could work both here in the United
States and Canada.

Why this policy would work

Mutual relationship between school districts and


universities will benefit both students.
Interns will be able to work with school aged
students from all different races, ethnicities, and
social-economical backgrounds.
This policy would
free up school employees time, allowing them to
become more efficient.
This policy would save the school and community
the school serves by providing services for free.
The NASW Code socializes practitioners new to
the field to social works mission, values, ethical
principles, and ethical standards. (Workers,
2014)

My views of Partnering for


Success

This would be an innovative alternative mutually


benefitting all parties involved. Students would be
given services that they deserve and need in a
timely matter. Interns would receive the benefits
obtained from working with the children in a
professional capacity. This policy could change
the way children receive services in the school
system. Providing assistance during the most
crucial time period while educating future Social
Workers.

Bibliography
Dworet, D. (2002). A View from the North Special
Education in Canada. Teaching Exceptional Children, 2227.
Education, U. D. (2014, November 16). A guide to the
Individualized Education Program. Retrieved from
U.S.Department of Education :
http://www2.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/iepguide/in
dex.html

Workers, N. A. (2014). National Association of Social


Workers. Retrieved from
http://socialworkers.org/pubs/code/code.asp