ERIC Number: ED314885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Help for Special Children.
In large type and in very simple language, this pamphlet informs parents about the provisions of Public Law 94-142. It states that children with handicaps can go to public school with other children, that the school must give the special help that children with handicaps need to learn in school, and that the special help is called special education. It provides a sample letter that parents can use in asking the school to assess the child for special education placement and a sample letter asking the school for a due process hearing. It shows an example of a form granting parental permission for psychological evaluation, an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) form, and a form indicating the parents' consent to have the child placed in a special education program. The pamphlet briefly outlines what is included in an IEP and describes the parents' role and rights during the placement process. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Educational Legislation, Educational Testing, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Parent Role, Student Placement, Student Rights
National Information Center for Children and Youth with Handicaps, P.O. Box 1492, Washington, DC 20013 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education for All Handicapped Children Act