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Advocates for Children of New Jersey, 2017
The topic of special education can be confusing and frightening for parents who suspect their child has a disability or has difficulty learning. Parents in this situation want to know how to get help for their child. This guide is intended as a reference for people who have questions about special education for a child. It summarizes the basic…
Descriptors: Special Education, Disabilities, Guides, Student Rights
Organization for Autism Research (NJ1), 2012
As any parent of a child with autism knows, your life changes and you take on new roles after your child receives a diagnosis of autism. Ready or not, you are now expected to be an expert on interventions, support professionals, and special education. Suddenly, your concerns and worries are different from the parents around you. While they may be…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, Related Services (Special Education), Autism
North Dakota State Dept. of Public Instruction, Bismarck. Div. of Special Education. – 1999
This pamphlet provides parents of children with disabilities with information on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 with respect to preschool, elementary, and secondary school policies involving placement of children with physical and mental disabilities. Topics covered include: (1) the history of the legislation; (2) the definitions of…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Educational Legislation
Connecticut Univ. Health Center, Farmington. – 1996
This resource guide contains information to help parents find community early childhood programs that meet the needs of children with disabilities. The guide reviews parents' legal rights, legal entitlements that support parents' efforts to have children with disabilities included in community programs, and resources available to make community…
Descriptors: Court Litigation, Day Care Centers, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education
Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem. Special Education Section. – 1986
This document was developed to provide a comprehensive, single source of information about the rights and responsibilities of parents of handicapped children and the resources available to them. The first section focuses on why parents should be involved in their children's education and lists seven major reasons for parental participation. The…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Discipline Policy, Due Process, Educational Legislation
Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Early Childhood Education. – 1990
This handbook for Virginia parents of children with disabilities describes the special education process and what is required of parents and the school during each step of the process. The first section briefly describes major provisions of Public Law 94-142, the Education for All Handicapped Children Act; Virginia law; and Section 504 of the…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Compliance (Legal), Conflict Resolution, Definitions