ERIC Number: ED365072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Special Education in Alaska. A Guide for Parents.
Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.
This guide to special education is intended for parents of children, ages 3-21, with disabilities in Alaska. After a brief introduction, major chapters address the following specific rights under Alaskan and federal law: (1) the right to a free appropriate public education; (2) the right to evaluations and re-evaluations; (3) the right to an individualized education program; (4) the right to an appropriate school placement; (5) the right to disagree with school officials; (6) the right to special protections in discipline and in behavior programs; (7) the right to a high school diploma; (8) the right to preschool services; and (9) other important special education rights. Provided when appropriate are lists of specific actions parent might take, suggested guidelines, timelines, definitions, and explanations of procedures. Nine appendices include: definitions of exceptionalities, sample letters requesting evaluations and hearings, a list of parent advocacy and support groups, a glossary of special education terms, a legal bibliography of five items, and a list of frequently used acronyms. (DB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Child Advocacy, Childrens Rights, Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Federal Legislation, Hearings, Individualized Education Programs, Legal Responsibility, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Special Education, State Legislation, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alaska State Dept. of Education, Juneau.