ERIC Number: ED394261
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Parents, Preschoolers and Special Education: Your Rights, Procedures, and Protections.
Roach, David; And Others
This booklet is intended to provide Ohio parents with information about their legal rights concerning the identification, evaluation, and placement of a preschool child with a suspected disability. The first section focuses on identification including the in-school identification system, the out-of-school identification system, and confidentiality. Section 2 deals with evaluation. It covers pre-evaluation activities (referral and notice of parents' rights) and evaluation considerations such as the purpose of evaluation, evaluation content, the team report, and the independent evaluation. Section 3 examines how decisions about services are made. It contains information about the Individualized Education Program (IEP), the IEP meeting, placement, and periodic review. Section 4 discusses the importance of parents and schools working together and includes suggestions by parents for parents. The following section addresses how disagreements are resolved through mediation. It discusses the case conference, administrative review, and the pre-hearing conference. The final section is on the impartial due process hearing and contains information on requesting a hearing, rights of the parties, the hearing process, appeals, and costs. Appendices include a timeline, a flow-chart of the process, sources of further information, and a brief glossary. (DB)
Descriptors: Arbitration, Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Educational Practices, Eligibility, Hearings, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus. Div. of Early Childhood Education.; Southeastern Ohio Special Education Regional Resource Center.