ERIC Number: ED223028
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Parents Can Be the Key...To an Appropriate Education for Their Handicapped Child.
PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Written for parents of handicapped children in Minnesota, the booklet decribes parents' rights and responsibilities in special education. The question and answer format addresses the following topics: changing rights as a result of P.L. 94-142 (The Education for All Handicapped Children Act) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; types of disabilities and ages of eligibility; components of the assessment process; parental role in assessment; individualized education programs; related services; appropriate placement; procedures (including due process hearings and appeals) that parents can take when they do not agree with the schools; suggestions for communicating with the school; and ways to be a good advocate. The booklet concludes with answers to seven rights-related questions and a list of Minnesota organizations and referral sources. (CL)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Civil Rights, Disabilities, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Special Education
PACER Center, Inc., 4701 Chicago Ave. South, Minneapolis, MN 55407 ($1.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (ED), Washington, DC. Div. of Personnel Preparation.
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.