Learn Your Special Education Laws, Special Education Rights, and Share IEP Goal Ideas

The Right to Disagree

April 12, 2014 By The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities No Comments »

Parents have the right to disagree with decisions that the school system makes with respect to their child with a disability. This includes the school’s decisions about: the...

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Parental Consent

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One of parents’ most important rights is the right to give (or not give) their consent for certain actions of the school system with respect to their child...

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Right to Receive Prior Written Notice

By The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities No Comments »

Parental rights under IDEA include the right to receive prior written notice from the school each time that the school proposes to take (or refuses to take) certain...

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Right to Obtain an Independent Educational Evaluation

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If you, as a parent of a child with a disability, do not agree with the results of the individualized evaluation of your child, as conducted by the...

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Parental Right to Participate in Meetings

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The right to participate in meetings related to their child is one of the most important and powerful of parent rights. Parents have the right to participate in...

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Confidentiality and Access to Student Records

By The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities No Comments »

IDEA and other federal laws protect the confidentiality of your child’s education records. These safeguards address the following three aspects: the use of personally identifiable information; who may...

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Right to Receive a Complete Explanation of IDEA’s Procedural Safeguards

By The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities No Comments »

At least one time a year, the parents of a child with a disability must receive from the school system a complete explanation of all the procedural safeguards...

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Subpart E of the Part B Regulations: Procedural Safeguards

Subpart E—Procedural Safeguards Due Process Procedures for Parents and Children § 300.500   Responsibility of SEA and other public agencies. Each SEA must ensure that each public agency establishes,...

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Transition to Adulthood

When reauthorizing IDEA in 2004 Congress found that “while graduation rates for children with disabilities continue to climb, providing effective transition services to promote successful post-school employment or...

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How to Prepare for a Manifestation Determination Review

April 11, 2014 By Doug Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog No Comments »

One of the most devastating calls you can receive as a parent is the School calling to tell you they have initiated an expulsion proceeding against your child...

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Top 10 Items that Should Be Listed in an IEP

April 10, 2014 By Dennise Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog 5 Comments »

We all know how important it is to have an IEP that addresses our child’s Academic, Developmental and Functional needs; to ensure they are appropriately prepared for an...

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How Do You Get Organized with ADHD

April 9, 2014 By Grant Weherley Special Education Articles 1 Comment »

Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) often struggle with prioritization and organization. Items get lost, bills go unpaid, and projects go unfinished. Creative, smart, and loving individuals...

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Putting an Appropriate IEP Team Together

March 22, 2014 By Doug Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog 6 Comments »

Pete Wright, the Godfather of Special Education law, has often been quoted saying, “Unless you are prepared to remove your child from public school forever, you need to...

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Do You Need A 504 Plan for Your Child’s Health Needs?

March 21, 2014 By Meryl Ain, Ed.D. Special Education Articles 2 Comments »

More students than ever are currently attending school with such chronic conditions as diabetes, cancer, asthma, severe food allergies and seizure disorders. For more than a decade, I...

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My Child has a Medical Diagnosis why doesn’t he Qualify for an IEP?

March 19, 2014 By Doug Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog 2 Comments »

I often hear from parents, I have just gotten a medical diagnosis for my child and have set up my first IEP meeting to qualify them to receive...

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Top Ten Methods to Foster IEP Team Collaboration

March 7, 2014 By Doug Goldberg Special Education Advisor Blog 3 Comments »

In my opinion parents and school districts can’t collaborate because they have different agendas. School Districts are businesses that are limited by school budgets and costs. Their business...

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How to Prepare for an IEP (Updated)

We live in an unprecedented era where schools are dealing with shrinking budgets and fewer resources but still must figure out how to educate an increasingly large number...

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