ERIC Number: ED442252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-1
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Guide to Special Education.
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
This guide for North Dakota parents provides an overview of the special education process and the rights of students with disabilities and their families. Section 1, "The Special Education Process," provides answers to questions on the following topics that parents might have about the special education process: special education referral, prior written notice to parents, consent requirements, student evaluation, independent educational evaluation, Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), and student records. A chart detailing each step of the special education process and the applicable parent and school district roles is included. Section 2, "Procedural Safeguards," discusses parent participation, prior written notice, parental consent, student records, evaluation procedures, least restrictive environment, and educational surrogate parents. Concerns that the parent may have about mediation, complaints, due process hearings, discipline, and private school placement are also addressed. The last section, "Glossary and Additional Resources," lists special education abbreviations, state resources, other advocacy organizations, and relevant publications. Appendices include an IEP meeting organizer and an IEP form for students aged 6-13, an IEP form for students aged 3-5, and a transition IEP form for students aged 14-21. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline, Due Process, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Inclusive Schools, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Referral, Special Education, Student Evaluation, Student Placement
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction, Office of Special Education, 600 E. Boulevard Ave., Dept. 201, Bismarck, ND 58505-0440; Tel: 701-328-2277 (Voice); Tel: 701-328-4920 (TDD); Fax: 701-328-4149.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education.
Identifiers - Location: North Dakota