Project Optimal Candidate FAQ's

Authorizations in the Title 5 Regulations are used by the Commission and employers to determine a legal and appropriate assignment. Authorizations are also used by the team that creates a student's Individualized Educational Program (IEP), Individualized Family Service Program (IFSP), and Individualized Transition Plan (ITP) to determine appropriate placement in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) for special needs students. Beginning July 2009, the Commission on Teacher Credentialing completed the regulatory process for the first six Added Authorizations in Special Education. They include: Autism Spectrum Disorders Deaf-Blind Emotional Disturbance Other Health Impaired Orthopedic Impairments Traumatic Brain Injury