ERIC Number: ED425604
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
What Do I Do When...: The Answer Book on Special Education Law. Second Edition.
This book presents, in a question-and-answer format, a comprehensive guide to special education law, especially the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Following a table of questions and suggestions on using the book, individual chapters cover law on the following topics: (1) eligibility (e.g., under IDEA and other laws, specific categories under IDEA, age limitations); (2) evaluations (referral, preplacement evaluations, reevaluation, and independent evaluations); (3) free appropriate public education (FAPE) (definitions, extended programming, transition services); (4) individualized education programs (IEP) (IEP development, contents, and implementation); (5) placement (placement decisions, inclusion, and placement of preschool age children); (6) related services (health care, counseling, transportation, assistive technology); (7) procedural safeguards (parental notification, consent, education records); (8) due process hearings and appeals (mediation, timelines, administrative review); (9) financial responsibility (IDEA funding, FAPE funding, funding of residential placements); (10) private school students (applicability of disability laws, public placement in private schools, parental placement); (11) discipline (in-school discipline, suspensions and expulsions); (12) judicial actions and remedies (pre-hearing issues, judicial review of civil actions); and (13) attorneys' fees (prevailing party status and calculation of fees). Tables list regulations, statute cross-references, and cases. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Court Litigation, Decision Making, Definitions, Disabilities, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Private Schools, Public Schools, Pupil Personnel Services, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act