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Abeson, Alan R.

Works: 20 works in 51 publications in 1 language and 817 library holdings
Genres: Digests  Abstracts  Handbooks and manuals  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: KF4210.Z9, 344.730791
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Most widely held works by Alan R Abeson
Environmental design: new relevance for special education by Alan R Abeson( Book )

7 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational facilities for handicapped children are examined in terms of environmental design planning and needs. The first of four sections reports basic findings of the project Physical Environment and Special Education: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Research, which appraised by questionnaires and site visits the present status of special education facilities in the United States. Presented are general findings and implications for design planning based on data gathered relating to student integration, community and parent involvement, the learning space, the educational program and activities, social adjustment, observation systems, transportation, and administrative planning. The second section focuses on planning mechanisms and strategies from the point of view of both architects and special educators. Some individual approaches to planning are presented and mechanics of involving people in the planning process are discussed. The third section contains some specific solutions to environmental problems, with accompanying illustrative drawings. The final section presents selected research findings related to physical and psychological effects of environmental manipulation, research needs, and methodologies which can be used to conduct further research in this area. (Kw)
State law & education of handicapped children: issues & recommendations by Frederick J Weintraub( Book )

4 editions published between 1971 and 1975 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The examination of state law and the education of handicapped children is intended as a guide for persons seeking change in direction, a rationale, and a model for statutory provisions for exceptional child education. Issues discussed relate specifically to the special legal provisions needed by handicapped children. Background information is presented, the current status of state law summarized, and recommendations presented on the following aspects of state law and exceptional child education: the right to an education, the handicapped population and definitions of such, identification and placement, administrative responsibility, planning and coordination of resources, finance, administrative structures and organization of school districts, educational services, private schools, teachers and other educational personnel, and facilities. Concluding the book is a comprehensive set of model statutory provisions intended to assist states wishing to revise or create laws relating to the education of the handicapped. The models are designed to be incorporated into the comprehensive school law applying to all children in a state. (Kw)
A primer on due process : education decisions for handicapped children by Alan R Abeson( Book )

8 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presented is an approach to meeting the requirements of due process in the identification, evaluation, and educational placement of handicapped children. A chapter dealing with the background, major issues, and intent of the application of due process for handicapped children focuses on the issues of exclusion and labeling and reviews state and federal statutory requirements including the Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children (parc) case and a federal mandate of due process (Public Law 93-380). Proposed are specific administrative due process procedures (such as written notification of parents and review of educational placement) to be used by state and local education agencies. Outlined are selection and training procedures and responsibilities of hearing officers who may be used to resolve issues between the public schools and families. Described in a final chapter is a parent surrogate approach for providing children whose parents are unavailable or unknown with adequate representation during educational decision making. Appended are 10 sample forms for organizing and administering due process (such as a request for an interpreter/translator and a referral for evaluation form). Also provided are flow charts of the evaluation and placement, request for a surrogate parent, and hearing processes. (Ls)
Legal change for the handicapped through litigation by State-Federal Information Clearinghouse for Exceptional Children( Book )

4 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A continuing summary of pending and completed litigation regarding the education of handicapped children by State-Federal Information Clearinghouse for Exceptional Children( Book )

7 editions published between 1972 and 1974 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State certification requirements for education of the handicapped by Alan R Abeson( Book )

2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing existing and needed community transportation for people with disabilities in North Dakota by Jeremy W Mattson( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mobility is fundamental for people to live full and satisfying lives in their communities. For adults with disabilities, access to community transportation is often limited. The objectives for this study are to obtain a current and accurate description of existing and needed community transportation for adults with disabilities in North Dakota, establish a methodology for obtaining this information that can be used over time to assess progress in providing transportation for adults with disabilities in the state, and create a data collection instrument that can be used by communities and states beyond North Dakota for collecting similar information. A survey was developed to collect information from individuals regarding their travel behavior, ability to make needed or desired trips, use of community transportation options (public transit, human service agencies, other), unmet needs, and difficulties encountered. A large percentage of the respondents were transit-dependent or dependent on others for rides. The survey results indicated that a significant percentage of respondents desire more trips than they are currently taking, and lack of transportation appears to be the main limiting factor. The survey also revealed significant dissatisfaction with available transportation options, both in the community and for long-distance trips. The most significant concerns with public transportation regarded service availability
Physical environment and special education : an interdisciplinary approach to research by Alan R Abeson( Book )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The project on physical environment and special education attempted to formulate research based statements that would assist both special educators and architects in designing educational facilities for special education. The major implication of all findings was that a dearth existed in educators and facility planners who were trained and/or experienced in planning and designing special educational facilities. Data on teacher attitudes were said to include: minor modifications in teacher's working area could improve both environment and educational program; and teachers were excluded from planning school facilities in which they worked. Three areas for research efforts were then suggested: evaluation of facility planning, measurement of effective use of environment, and assessment of relationship between man and physical environment. It was then suggested that funding of improved special educational facilities might come from the government, both state and federal. The bulk of the report was appendixes concerning: appraisal and report on existing special education facilities in the U.S.; information useful to facility planners and a special planning process guide; methodology for field experimentation for measuring environmental role in educational process; and dissemination of information. (CB)
Litigation in special education : implications for general education( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected abstracts : physical environment & special education( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physical environment & special education; selected abstracts by Council for Exceptional Children( Book )

2 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handicapped Children Redefined--Legal Eligibility for Services Exp anded by Alan R Abeson( Book )

3 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listed for each of the 50 alphabetically presented states are the legal definitions of handicapping conditions and age requirements to determine eligibility for public school special education programs. Explained are changes in special education laws, which have increased exceptional children's range of eligibility for special education services to below 6 and above 18 years of age in some states (some states have removed all minimum age requirements). Other changes mentioned are expansion of categories of children (such as children with handicaps resulting from rubella, or learning disabled children) eligible for programs, and endowment of the state superintendent of schools with authority to include children with handicaps who are not mentioned in listed categories. (Mc)
An Architectural-Educational Investigation of Education and TrainingFacilities for Exceptional Children (National Education Association, Washington, D.C., September 9-10, 1965) by Alan R Abeson( Book )

1 edition published in 1965 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The proceedings of a conference called to institute a dialogue between the architectural and educational professions are summarized. Areas considered include deterrents to efficient dialogue, the need for research, parameters of research (foundational questions; flexibility; furniture, materials, hardware, and teaching equipment; information transmission), 23 suggested educational needs of exceptional children with as many suggested architectural solutions, and building designs for these children following and resulting from the conference. (Author/JD)
Policy analysis guide( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To assist key administrative decision makers in using the SEAP manual and in determining their agency's needs for policy changes, the Policy Analysis Guide was developed."
Basis for Inservice Design Regular Educator's Responsibilities for Handicapped Children by Alan R Abeson( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet contains a policy interpretation, researched and adopted by the National Inservice Network, of requirements for inservice teacher education in compliance with the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 (Public Law 94-142). Four areas are indicated in which regular classroom teachers need training for teaching handicapped children: classroom management, participatory decision making, knowledge of legal procedures, and dealing with human relations and attitudes. Policies on responsibilities of regular classroom educators are based on selected sections in the law that define: (1) the handicapped child; (2) special education and related services; (3) least restrictive environment; (4) supplementary aids and services; and (5) existing federal inservice education policies. Implications for inservice education are noted, and a concluding statement is offered. The development of the policy interpretation is also described. (FG)
Futures Round Table by Alan R Abeson( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The paper presents summaries of round table discussions in which 24 special educators from 21 nations considered the following four topics: the delivery of special education to exceptional youth; the selection, preparation, and improvement of personnel involved in educating exceptional youth; the improvement and facilitation of research activities and the application of research findings; and the improvement of international communication regarding all aspects of special education. Listed are basic principles regarding international information and assistance systems and future cooperative international activities. (Cl)
A Policy Interpretation Regarding Regular Educator Responsibilities for Educating Handicapped Children as a Basis for Designing Regular Education Inservice Programs by Alan R Abeson( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The policy interpretation paper was developed in cooperation with the National Inservice Network and involved an examination of all existing federal policy as well as background federal materials that directly or indirectly affect the issue of regular educator responsibilities for handicapped children as related to inservice education efforts under P.L. 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act. The discussion centers on the following issues: the definition of a handicapped child, definitions of special education and related services, the definition of the least restrictive environment, the definition of supplementary aids and services, existing federal regular education inservice policy, and the suggested contents of regular educator inservice programs. It is concluded that placement in a regular class is only appropriate when the handicapped child can learn from the instruction that most skilled regular educators can provide, with assistance as needed from support personnel as well as other aids and services. Proper evaluation and placement procedures, supplementary aids and services, and regular inservice education are seen to lead to appropriate and least restrictive placement for handicapped students. (Db)
The development and evaluation of an information system for state special education administration by Alan R Abeson( )

1 edition published in 1973 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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