ERIC Number: EJ1059077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-May
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Reference Count: 38
Identifying the Associated Factors of Mediation and Due Process in Families of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Burke, Meghan M.; Goldman, Samantha E.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n5 p1345-1353 May 2015
Compared to families of students with other types of disabilities, families of students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are significantly more likely to enact their procedural safeguards such as mediation and due process. However, we do not know which school, child, and parent characteristics are associated with the enactment of safeguards. For this study, 507 parents of students with ASD responded to a national web-based survey. Parents who filed for due process or mediation were more likely to advocate for their child, have poor family-school partnerships, and have greater household incomes. Parents were also more likely to utilize their safeguards if their children were older, experiencing more internalizing behaviors, and educated in segregated placements. Implications for research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Civil Rights, Grievance Procedures, Student Characteristics, Individual Characteristics, Parents, Institutional Characteristics, Correlation, National Surveys, Advocacy, Family School Relationship, Family Income, Age Differences, Behavior Problems, Special Schools, Special Classes, Inclusion, Arbitration
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