ERIC Number: ED262499
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Parents' Rights and Responsibilities. 1984 Digest, Revised.
Morgan, Daniel P.; Myette, Beverly
The digest explores the rights as well as the responsibilities of parents of handicapped children in the special education process. Rights include a free appropriate public education, notification regarding evaluation or change in placement, informed consent, independent evaluation, review of all records, participation in the Individualized Education Program (IEP) development, education in the most normal school setting possible, and due process hearings to resolve differences with the school. Responsibilities are also considered, including monitoring the child's progress, keeping records, understanding the IEP, and joining a parent organization. Suggestions are offered to help parents contribute to the IEP process. A list of eight national organizations and six publications on the topic concludes the digest. (CL)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Special Education
ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, 1920 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 (one free copy).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.