ERIC Number: ED351831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Special Education and Related Services: Communicating through Letter Writing. A Parent's Guide.
Ferguson, Susan; Ripley, Suzanne
Parent's Guide, v2 n1 Sep 1991
This guide is intended to help parents understand how a child becomes eligible for special education and related services and how to use letter writing to effectively communicate with the school when necessary. Initial information is presented in question-and-answer format and covers parental rights, parental responsibilities, and using letters to request services. Sample letters are offered for the parent who wants to: (1) discuss a problem, (2) request an initial evaluation for special education services, (3) request a meeting to review the Individualized Education Program, (4) request a change of placement, (5) request records, (6) request an independent evaluation, (7) request a due process hearing, (8) follow up on a previous letter, and (9) give positive feedback. An attachment presents a flow chart of the special education process from initial referral through evaluation, meetings, and final agreement. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Interstate Research Associates, Inc., Washington, DC.; National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities, Washington, DC.