ERIC Number: ED416661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Rights of Parents under Provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Including the Amendments of 1997 (Special Education).
Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.
This pamphlet describes the educational rights of parents provided under provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, including the amendments of 1997. It discusses rights in the following areas: (1) free appropriate public education; (2) prior notice to parents, including a list of the information required to be in a notice that the school must send if it is proposing or refusing to change a child's program; (3) parent consent, which requires written permission before conducting a preplacement evaluation, reevaluation, or placement in special education programs; (4) independent educational evaluation, which allows parents to require an independent evaluation if they disagree with the school's evaluation of their child; (5) educational surrogate parents; (6) student records, which allows parents to see or request copies of their child's school records; (7) mediation; (8) discipline, which describes the unique procedures and safeguards for disciplining children with disabilities; (9) state complaint procedures; (10) impartial due process hearings; and (11) private school placement. To increase understanding, after each main topic there is a highlighted box that explains parents' rights in plain language. The pamphlet ends with a summary of parents' rights. (CR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Indian Affairs (Dept. of Interior), Washington, DC. Office of Indian Education Programs.; Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center, Des Moines, IA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments 1997