ERIC Number: ED161174
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Due Process in Special Education: A Step-by-Step Resource Manual for Hearing Officers.
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.
Intended as a resource both for Hearing Officers who must officiate at due process hearings mandated by the Education for All Handicapped Children Act to determine the educational status of handicapped children, and for those responsible for the training of such officers, the manual outlines relevant information concerning due process, including a recommended step-by-step procedure for preparing for and conducting a hearing and writing a decision. The litigation and legislation granting handicapped children the right to education is reviewed, and an overview is presented of due process, including such aspects as due process procedures for parents and children, protection in evaluation procedures, confidentiality of information, and the Least Restrictive Environment concept. The role of the Hearing Officer is reviewed, and includes the federal requirements relating to such things as the impartial hearing and hearing rights. A sample hearing decision, a master checklist of important concepts covered in the manual, and answers to the self-test questions at the end of each manual chapter are appended. (DLS)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Court Litigation, Due Process, Equal Education, Evaluation, Handicapped Children, Hearings, Laws, Legislation, Parents, School Law, Special Education, Student Rights
National Association of State Directors of Special Education, 1201 Sixteenth Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($5.00 prepaid)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of State Directors of Special Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act