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Special education.

(1) Special education means specially designed instruction, at no cost to the parents, to meet the unique needs of a student eligible for special education, including instruction conducted in the classroom, in the home, in hospitals and institutions, and in other settings; and instruction in physical education.
(2) Special education includes:
(a) The provision of speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, audiology, and physical therapy service as defined in WAC 392-172A-01155 when it meets the criteria in WAC 392-172A-01035 (1)(c);
(b) Travel training; and
(c) Vocational education.
(3) The terms in this section are defined as follows:
(a) At no cost means that all specially designed instruction is provided without charge, but does not preclude incidental fees that are normally charged to nondisabled students or their parents as a part of the general education program.
(b) Physical education means the development of:
(i) Physical and motor fitness;
(ii) Fundamental motor skills and patterns; and
(iii) Skills in aquatics, dance, and individual and group games and sports including intramural and lifetime sports; and
(iv) Includes special physical education, adapted physical education, movement education, and motor development.
(c) Specially designed instruction means adapting, as appropriate to the needs of an eligible student, the content, methodology, or delivery of instruction:
(i) To address the unique needs of the student that result from the student's disability; and
(ii) To ensure access of the student to the general curriculum, so that the student can meet the educational standards within the jurisdiction of the public agency that apply to all students.
(d) Travel training means providing instruction, as appropriate, to students with significant cognitive disabilities, and any other eligible students who require this instruction, to enable them to:
(i) Develop an awareness of the environment in which they live; and
(ii) Learn the skills necessary to move effectively and safely from place to place within that environment (e.g., in school, in the home, at work, and in the community).
(e) Vocational education means organized educational programs that are directly related to the preparation of individuals for paid or unpaid employment, or for additional preparation for a career not requiring a baccalaureate or advanced degree.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.155.090(7) and 42 U.S.C. 1400 et. seq. WSR 07-14-078, ยง 392-172A-01175, filed 6/29/07, effective 7/30/07.]
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