ERIC Number: ED417564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Handbook on Parents' Rights.
North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Exceptional Children Div.
This handbook provides information on the rights of parents of children with disabilities in North Carolina. Federal and state laws governing rights of parents are briefly summarized, followed by a more detailed description of rights in various areas, including: (1) referrals for special education services; (2) evaluation procedures; (3) reevaluation; (4) independent educational evaluation; (5) eligibility determination; (6) Individualized Education Programs (IEP) for the student with disabilities; (7) written education programs for the pregnant; (8) related services; (9) least restrictive environment; (10) placement; (11) procedures for Interim Alternative Education Settings (IAES); (12) unilateral placement by parents of children in private schools at public expense; (13) prior written notice; (14) participation in meetings; (15) access to student records and confidentiality of information; (16) parental consent; (17) formal written complaints; (18) mediation; (19) impartial due process hearing and state review, civil actions, and attorneys' fees; and (20) the rights of surrogate parents. Each section describes the parental rights and then gives a user-friendly interpretation. (CR)
Descriptors: Confidentiality, Disabilities, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Laws, Parent Participation, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Referral, Special Education, State Legislation, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Exceptional Children Div.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act