Friday, January 25, 2008

Updated SpEd Forms User Guide Available

The SpEd Forms User Guide has been revised and is available online at:
SpEd Forms users can access the guide directly from the program by clicking on the “User Guide” link in the right hand corner of the main menu.

A printable PDF version is available from download from:

Friday, January 11, 2008

Charting the Cs - 2008

Charting the Cs will be held at the Arrowwood Resort and Conference Center in Alexandria, MN, April 28 and 29, 2008. Keep your calendar's open! This is a great, low cost AT conference.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Service Start and End Dates

I’ve had a few questions about the service start and end date fields and I’d like to clarify a few things.
There are date fields on the ‘Edit Setup’ page and the ‘Special Education Data Sheet’ for ‘Service Start Date’ and ‘Service End Date’. These dates are linked in the database, so if you change them on one form, they will change on the other.
The service start date should be the earliest date that a service starts for the IEP. The service end date should be the latest date a service ends on the IEP. These dates are needed for MARSS status reporting and don’t explicitly exist on the IEP.
Since a student can have a variety of services with potentially different start and end dates, these fields require manual entry. When you create a new IEP, you will need to manually update these fields on the student's setup page or the Special Education Data Sheet.
These fields do NOT get checked at validation time because they are not on the actual IEP.
Here's a short video showing where the dates are in SpEd Forms.