ERIC Number: ED430336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Law and Special Education.
Yell, Mitchell L.
This textbook provides information on the legal development of special education, the current legal requirements in providing a free appropriate public education to students with disabilities, and the procedures involved in obtaining legal information in law libraries and on the Internet. Specifically, the 16 chapters address: (1) sources of law and law and special education; (2) legal research; (3) legal research on the Internet; (4) the history of the law and children with disabilities; (5) the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; (6) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; (7) the Americans with Disabilities Act; (8) free appropriate public education; (9) the Individualized Education Program; (10) related services, litigation, third-party billing, and school district responsibilities; (11) identification, assessment, and evaluation; (12) least restrictive environment and placement decisions; (13) procedural safeguards; (14) remedies; (15) disciplining students with disabilities; and (16) student records, private schools, the establishment clause, and liability for student injury. An appendix includes relevant sections of the U.S. Constitution, a glossary of terms, and an index of court cases. The text is connected to a homepage on the World Wide Web that provides frequent updates regarding legal developments in special education. (Individual chapters contain references.) (CR)
Descriptors: Conflict Resolution, Court Litigation, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Discipline, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Internet, Legal Responsibility, Research Tools, School Responsibility, Services, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement, Student Rights
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)