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Special Education Law Is Complicated and Confusing!


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Special education law is confusing to most parents, educators, and even to many attorneys. Although parents represent their child’s interests, few parents understand their rights and responsibilities. Many teachers have received inaccurate information about the law. Ignorance of the law can be as damaging as the child’s disability. 

What does the law say about evaluations and reevaluations? Test procedures? Eligibility? 

What does the law say about Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) and IEP teams? IEP Goals, objectives, benchmarks? What does the law say about inclusion? Least restrictive environment? 

What does the law say about discipline? Positive behavioral intervention plans? Interim alternative placements? Manifestation Review Hearings? 

What does the law say about parent notice? Independent educational evaluations? Tuition reimbursement? Mediation? Due process? 

Where can you get answers to your questions about special education law? Look it up in Wrightslaw: Special Education Law. (ISBN: 1-892320-03-7; 386 pages; 1999; $29.95) 

Paula wrote: "EASY TO FIND, HARD TO LOSE, DIFFICULT TO PUT DOWN. Thanks for the wonderful book. I am confident that your efforts will touch every school district in this country."

Pamela wrote: "What a wonderful book! You did a great job. I start teaching advocacy (under a private grant) in September. Have already filled out the bulk order form for board approval.  It's terrific to have all this in one place.  My briefcase just became much lighter.  For that you have my undying gratitude!"

Dego wrote: "I just received your book  Wright'slaw: Special Education Law. I must say, I wish I had this book 6 years ago - it is great! From now on, I have a book for reference regarding my son's situation and will check it when I have a meeting for my son. So many things have happened that shouldn't have happened because I didn't know about the laws so relied on the district's statements instead of checking things out on my own. Thanks for writing this book. Keep up the good work."

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law will help you find answers to your questions about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law is designed to meet the needs of school psychologists and educational diagnosticians, child advocates and attorneys, school administrators - and especially the needs of the parents and teachers who are working in the trenches. 

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law has been endorsed by university professors, disabilities groups, educators, parents, child advocates, and attorneys.

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If you have Adobe Reader software (see below), you can read the first four chapters of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, the Table of Contents, and the comprehensive Index. 

Table of Contents

Chapter One: Introduction 01_Introduction.pdf 

Chapter Two: Overview of Law  02_Law_Overview.pdf

Chapter Three: A Short History of Special Education Law   03_HistorySpedLaw.pdf

Chapter Four: An Overview of IDEA   04_IDEA_Overview.pdf

Index  spec_ed_law_book_index.pdf

To obtain the free Adobe Acrobat Reader program, follow this link: http://www.adobe.com/prodindex/acrobat/readstep.html

About the Authors: Pete Wright, an attorney with a disability, has represented children with disabilities and their parents for more than 20 years. Pete argued and won a landmark special education case before the U. S. Supreme Court. Pam Wright, a psychotherapist, has written dozens of articles about special education advocacy. 

Pete and Pam developed Wrightslaw, the special education advocacy site for parents, attorneys, advocates, and educators. They also publish The Special Ed Advocate, the free online newsletter about special education legal issues, cases, tactics and strategy, effective educational methods, and Internet links.



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