Special Programs & Services

Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards

Parents and guardians of children eligible for or currently receiving special education services have certain rights according to state and federal laws. For more information on parent rights in special education, a copy of the Oklahoma State Department of Education Parent Rights in Special Education and Notice of Procedural Safeguards is available on the Oklahoma State Department of Education Website.

Parent Revocation of consent for services under IDEA

The parent of a child with a disability who receives special education and/or related services under the IDEA may submit a written request to the district revoking consent for the continued provision of those services. As outlined in state and federal law, upon receipt of the written revocation request, Insight School of Oklahoma will terminate all of the child’s special education and related services. The child will be identified as a general education student for all subsequent purposes.

Child Find

What is Child Find?

All public schools are mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA) to identify, locate, and evaluate students who may demonstrate disabilities through the Child Find process. The intent of Child Find is to ensure all children with disabilities, ages 3-21, are located, identified, and evaluated in order to receive needed supports and services.
 
As public School, Insight School of Oklahoma (ISOK) provides a Free Appropriate Public Education to children ages 3-21, including children who qualify for special education services unless the parent refuses special education services. In order for a child to receive special education services, an evaluation must be conducted to confirm the presence of a delay or disability.
 
ISOK provides full continuum of special education services and supports. Specialized programming is provided by certified special educators in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) to children who meet eligibility requirements under one or more of the following disability categories, as defined by the State of Oklahoma:
  • Autism
  • Developmental Delay
  • Deaf-Blindness
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Hearing Impairment, Including Deafness
  • Intellectual Disabilities
  • Multiple Disabilities
  • Orthopedic Impairments
  • Other Health Impairments
  • Specific Learning Disability
  • Speech or Language Impairment
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Visual Impairment Including Blindness

If through Child Find activities, a child is identified who may need of special education services, ISOK may seek parent consent to evaluate the child. All such evaluations will be conducted in compliance with applicable federal and state law and regulations.
 
Parents must report that their child has an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) during the enrollment process. Please contact ISOK Special Services to report students who may be in need these specialized educational and/or related services.

Parents Guide to Section 504

What is a Section 504?

Section 504 is a part of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 that prohibits discrimination based upon disability. Section 504 is an anti-discrimination, civil rights statute that requires the needs of students with disabilities to be met as adequately as the needs of the non-disabled are met.

Section 504 states that: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States, as defined in section 706(8) of this title, shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance…” [29 U.S.C. §794(a), 34 C.F.R. §104.4(a)]

Home Language Survey

As part of the enrollment process all parents provide home language survey answers to indicate if a child speaks another language or first learned another language to determine if the student needs to receive English language services and supports.
 

Notification of Language Assistance Services

Any parent/legal guardian who is limited in speaking, writing, or reading English may request the school to provide access to services such as interpreter and/or translated documents. To request services please email or call the ELL Coordinator, Katherine Young, at kyoung@insightok.org or (405) 835-2133 ext. 2173. Katherine Young will coordinate prompt access for the parent/legal guardian to the appropriate services and/or translator service.
 

Asistencia de idioma

Cualquier padre que se limita al hablar, escribir o leer Inglés podrá solicitar a la escuela para proporcionar acceso a servicios tales como intérprete y / o documentos traducidos. Para solicitar los servicios envíe un correo electrónico o llamar al Coordinador de ELL, Katherine Young, en kyoung@insightok.org o (405) 835-2133 ext. 2173. Katherine Young coordinará el acceso sin demora para que el padre a los servicios apropiados y / o servicio de traductor.