Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition is designed to meet the needs of parents, teachers, advocates, attorneys, related services providers, school psychologists, administrators, college professors, hearing officers, and employees of district and state departments of education.
The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 is confusing to parents, educators, and even to most attorneys. Ignorance of the law can be as damaging as the child’s disability. What does the law say about Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) and IEP teams? Transition plans? What does the law say about reviewing and revising IEPs? Multi-year IEPs? Who may be excused from IEP meetings and under what circumstances? What does the law say about evaluations, reevaluations and parental consent? What are the requirements for highly qualified special education teachers? What does IDEA 2004 say about child find? Special education services to children who attend private schools and charter schools? What does the law say about inclusion, mainstreaming and least restrictive environment? Who is entitled to accommodations? Alternate assessments? Who makes these decisions? What does the law say about independent educational evaluations? Parent access to education records? Mediation? Parent notice? Prior written notice? Due Process Complaint Notice? What are the new requirements for due process hearings? Resolution sessions? Qualifications for hearing officers? Attorneys’ fees?Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition will help you find answers to your questions!
The book includes:
- Full text of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 and IDEA 2004 regulations with analysis and commentary
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act
- No Child Left Behind Act
- Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- McKinney-Vento Homeless Act
- Decisions in special education cases from the U. S. Supreme Court
- References and resources
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