ERIC Number: ED359679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Special Rights for Special Children; A Manual for Parents of Handicapped Children in New Jersey.
Education Law Center, Inc., Newark, NJ.
This booklet on the rights of New Jersey's special needs students and their parents begins with general suggestions on learning about the child's condition and working with school personnel. The booklet outlines conditions that are defined as handicapping and then discusses such rights as the right to a free and appropriate public education, evaluation, classification, Individualized Education Program, placement in an appropriate environment, and re-evaluation. The booklet goes on to describe parents' rights to be informed and to have a mediation conference, a due process hearing, or other appeal. Special situations are considered, such as early intervention, preschool children with disabilities, children with mild speech problems or with temporary illness or injury, eligibility for day training, children in private schools, moving to a new school district, discipline of children with disabilities, and children whose parents cannot be located. An appendix discusses the legal background for these rights, further defines disabling conditions, lists important deadlines, offers sample letters, and provides addresses of relevant New Jersey state agencies. (JDD)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Due Process, Elementary School Students, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Handicap Identification, Parent Rights, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Referral, Secondary School Students, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Rights
Education Law Center, Inc., 155 Washington St., Newark, NJ 07102 ($4.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Law Center, Inc., Newark, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey