ERIC Number: ED431288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov-9
Reference Count: N/A
A Parents' Guide: The Educational Rights of Students with Disabilities. Revised 1998.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
This guide is designed to inform Illinois parents of children with disabilities about their childrens' educational rights and about special education services. Topics covered include: (1) steps to getting services, parent participation, and examples of modifications; (2) screening, referral, evaluation, and conference; (3) eligibility categories for special education; (4) the Individualized Education Program, placement considerations and conflict resolution; (5) student discipline, behavioral interventions, time out, in-school and out-of-school suspensions, and bus suspensions; (6) conflict resolution, complaint investigation, mediation, and due process hearings; (7) confidentiality of student records, information provided to divorced parents, challenging a child's records, and filing a complaint; (8) early childhood services, transition from early intervention, and referral; (9) educational surrogate parents; (10) Medicaid and confidentiality; (11) the State Advisory Council for the Education of Children with Disabilities; and (12) special education rules and regulations contained in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. The last three sections of the booklet contain sample letters, a parent dictionary, and legal and/or advocate information. (CR)
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Confidentiality, Conflict Resolution, Disabilities, Discipline, Early Intervention, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Preschool Education, Services, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Records
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act