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Back to School -- the Basics


I like to think of my readers as graduate-level experts on special education, but a little refresher never hurts: This site has some nice basic information about what disabilities are covered under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and what rights are due to a child with a disability. The "14 Rights of Parents" is quite helpful.

If a parent came to you for help with information about navigating the special education system, where would you send them? What tips would you want to make sure that parent was aware of?


This link is helpful. Thank you.

Kim, I bet you have some great ideas for parent resources. One thing I try to do, when parents have emailed me for help, is ask them if they're involved with a parent support group in their area. Those folks have TONS of information and know all the scuttlebutt....

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