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ERIC Number: ED246563
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Vermont Surrogate Parent Program. Due Process Handbook.
Thomas, Karen; Maine-Carrino, Annemarie
The handbook outlines due process procedures for parents and surrogate parents of handicapped children in Vermont. Section I presents definitions of such commonly used terms as informed consent, free appropriate public education, and least restrictive environment. A chart follows (in section II) which matches educational procedures, parental rights, and school district responsibilities. Recommendations are offered in section III for mediating disagreements prior to requesting a due process hearing. The fourth section describes five separate options in the due process matter: independent evaluations, hearings, administrative appeals, complaints to the federal government, and lawsuits. Parental rights are outlined for each. The final section lists important considerations for the hearing, including preparation aspects and the child's status during the hearing. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Vermont