ERIC Number: ED423655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Procedural Safeguards Available to Parents of Children with Disabilities.
Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services.
This document provides parents of children with disabilities, from birth through age 26, with an overview of their educational rights with respect to special education. It stresses that parents must be given an opportunity to participate in meetings on identification, evaluation, educational placement, and the provision of a Free Appropriate Public Education. Specific topics addressed include: (1) procedural safeguards notice; (2) parent consent; (3) prior notice to parents; (4) evaluation procedures; (5) independent educational evaluation; (6) mediation; (7) impartial due process hearings; (8) due process hearing rights; (9) administrative appeal/impartial review; (10) civil action; (11) child's status during proceedings; (12) award of attorney fees; (13) placement in an alternative educational setting; (14) children enrolled in private schools; (15) transfer of parental rights at age of majority; (16) surrogate parents; (17) access to records; (18) amendment of records at parent's request; (19) complaints; and (20) relationship of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act to other disability legislation. (CR)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Parent Grievances, Parent Responsibility, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Private Schools, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Records
Web site: www.mde.state.mi.us/off/sped/index.html
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Office of Special Education and Early Intervention Services.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act