Summary

TOPIC ADDRESSED: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
SECTION OF IDEA: Miscellaneous


Letter

January 8, 2001

Dear Colleagues:

We are writing to share with you the attached document regarding multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) developed by the Arizona Technology Access Program, an Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) funded program. The document provides information that should increase awareness and understanding of MCS. A link to the document can be found under “What’s New” on the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) web site (http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html) or you can access it directly at http://www.nau.edu/~ihd/aztap/mcs.html.

This document provides information that may help school personnel, parents, and other interested individuals to understand MCS and the impact on students affected by MCS. Increased awareness of MCS by local education agency personnel should help to improve the overall school environment for all children.

We hope you find this important information helpful and that you will share it widely.

Sincerely,

/s/
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

/s/
Kenneth R. Warlick,
Director
Office of Special Education Programs

cc:

State Directors of Special Education

Part C Coordinators

Preschool Coordinators

Federal Resource Center

Regional Resource Centers

Office of Non-Public Education

Secretary’s Regional Representatives

Protection and Advocacy Agencies

Parent Training and Information Centers

Independent Living Centers

Rehabilitation Services Administration Commissioners


POLICY LETTER: January 8, 2001 to Dear Colleagues. (PDF)
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POLICY LETTER: January 8, 2001 to Dear Colleagues. (MS Word)
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