TOPIC ADDRESSED: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
SECTION OF IDEA: Miscellaneous
January 8, 2001
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.
Judith E. Heumann,
Assistant Secretary for
Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Kenneth R. Warlick,
Office of Special Education Programs
State Directors of Special Education
Part C 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)
POLICY LETTER: January 8, 2001 to Dear Colleagues. (MS Word)