ERIC Number: ED181611
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Handbook for Parents of Handicapped Children. Second Edition.
Hobbs, Nancy D.
The handbook details the rights of parents and children according to the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (Public Law 94-142) and the California Master Plan for Special Education of 1977 (AB 1250). Under the heading "Rights and Responsibilities" are discussed such aspects as basic regulations according to P.L. 94-142, individuals with exceptional needs, the community advisory commmittee, parents' rights, children's rights, due process protection, the school appraisal team, school records, the concept of least restrictive environment, the educational assessment service, and private placement. Referral and due process procedures covered include fair hearing procedures, individual education programs (IEPs), step by step procedures for parents, and placement. A separate section is devoted to special help for parents and covers such topics as preparing for the IEP meeting, giving consent to the final IEP, following the child's program, and special pointers and answers to common questions. Lists of references provided include statewide services in California; assessment, prescriptive, and related services; parent organizations; a bibliography; and a glossary of terms. (DLS)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Due Process, Educational Responsibility, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Handicapped Children, Hearings, Individualized Programs, Mainstreaming, Parent Role, Referral, State Legislation, Student Placement, Student Rights
Nancy D. Hobbs, 15604 Kavin Lane, Monte Sereno, CA 95030 ($5.50)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: California; California Master Plan for Special Education; Education for All Handicapped Children Act
Note: Based on the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, P.L. 94-142, and California Master Plan for Special Education (AB 1250); First Edition is out of print