ERIC Number: ED312854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Preparation for Special Education Hearings: A Practical Guide to Lessening the Trauma of Due Process Hearings.
Ekstrand, Richard E.; And Others
One of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Education of the Handicapped Act is the right to an impartial due process hearing. Such hearings are often difficult and emotionally draining experiences. They need not be so difficult, however, because proper and sensitive preparation for a hearing can minimize its negative emotional impact. This monograph presents fundamental information about the hearing process, followed by a practical step-by-step guide to help school system personnel prepare for due process hearings and their aftermath. (Topics covered include: grounds for a hearing, the impartial hearing officer, parties and counsel, conducting the hearing, appeals, prehearing preparation, role of the attorney/case presenter, role of the witness, preparing to testify, and posthearing reactions. Appendixes include information on the Attorneys' Fees Act, a Case Preparation Checklist, a Testimony Preparation Guide, and a case study.) (Author/PB)
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Coping, Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Hearings, School Counseling, Student Rights
The Council for Exceptional Children, Publication Sales, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1589 ($10.00, nonmembers; $8.00, members; Stock No. 327).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Council for Exceptional Children, Reston, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted Children, Reston, VA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act