ERIC Number: ED197505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Parent's Guide to Special Education to Opening Doors. Revised.
Iowa Office for Planning and Programming, Des Moines.
Intended for parents of handicapped children, the booklet provides information on the basic rights the child is entitled to, how the special education system works in Iowa, how the parent can become involved in education, and how to assure that the child's rights are protected. Chapter 1 addresses the right to an education with sections on what the Constitution and courts say, Iowa law, and federal law. Chapter 2 contains definitions of special education and various disabling conditions. A third chapter describes the Iowa school system in terms of the Local School Distrit, Area Education Agencies, State Hospitals-Schools, and the State Department of Public Instruction. Also considered in this chapter are the provisions of special education, including the types of instructional programs, areas of instruction, and the types of support services available. Chapter 4 focuses on the individual education program, while a final chapter outlines steps a parent should take when a problem arises regarding the child's education. Appended are lists of Area Education Agency Districts, Area Education Agency Special Education Directors, organizations for parents of handicapped children, and Iowa Developmental Disabilities Agencies. (SBH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa Office for Planning and Programming, Des Moines.
Identifiers: Iowa; Parent Materials