ERIC Number: ED462812
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Parents Can Be the Key: A Handbook on Rights and Responsibilities in Special Education for Parents of Children with Disabilities. Sixth Edition.
PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
This booklet for Minnesota parents of children with disabilities provides an overview of special education services. Information is provided on: (1) the purpose of special education; (2) disabilities that are covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; (3) eligibility age; (4) types of special education and related services; (5) referral; (6) transition evaluation; (7) functional behavioral assessment; (8) independent evaluations; (9) the role parents play in the evaluation process; (10) membership on the Individualized Education Program (IEP) team; (11) factors that must be considered in developing an IEP; (12) requirements of the IEP; (13) placement options for special education services; (14) how parents can contribute to IEP planning meetings; (15) IEP evaluation; (16) procedural safeguards; (17) conciliation conferences; (18) mediation; (19) due process hearing; and (20) state complaint procedures. Answers to commonly asked questions about student and parent rights, child advocacy, and parent-teacher communication are provided. A list of disability-related organizations is provided, along with key Web sites. (CR)
Descriptors: Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Eligibility, Federal Legislation, Individualized Education Programs, Infants, Parent Rights, Parent School Relationship, Preschool Education, Referral, Special Education, Student Rights
PACER Center, Inc., 8161 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN 55437-1044. Tel: 952-838-9000; Web site: http://www.pacer.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: PACER Center, Inc., Minneapolis, MN.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act