Special Education Rights and Responsibilities

On March 12, 1999, the Department of Education published the Final IDEA Regs in ascii and pdf formats. To get the new IDEA regs in html and pdf formats, go to www.wrightslaw.com/law/code_regs/Index_IDEA_Regs_990313.htm 

THIS IS IT! This manual has been my BIBLE for the last 5 years. I take it to every IEP meeting and found it an invaluable source of information when I was fighting to obtain special education services for my son. You will find references to California State and Federal special education laws in this manual. Even if you do not live in California, I think you will find this manual very helpful as it will give you ideas what to ask for, what other states are providing in the way of special ed and will give you some valuable ideas as to what area's you should do more research in as to specific laws pertaining to your state. This manual was revised in 1995 and is currently being updated again. I'll get the updated version to you as soon as it becomes available.

If you are having problems viewing the manual or would like a copy of the manual, I have made a zip file of all the chapters in text form. If you have an ibm based pc and would like this file, email me at Contact Us and I'll send you a copy.

The manual, Special Education Rights and Responsibilities is now online! Be prepared for your next meeting with the school! KNOW YOUR RIGHTS!!!

** Note: pai-ca.org has not been online for several weeks now. If it continues to remain down, I do have a zipped copy of the Special Education Rights and Responsibilities. It was updated in 1998 and does not contain any of the newest updates on laws and regulations passed this year. If you would like to have a copy of the zip file, write me at Contact Us.**

Chapter One: Basic Rights and Responsibilities
Chapter Two: Information on Evaluations/Assessments
Chapter Three: Information on Eligibility Criteria
Chapter Four: Information on IEP Process
Chapter Five: Related Services
Chapter Six: Due Process Hearing
Chapter Seven: Least Restrictive Enviornment
Chapter Eight: Discipline of Students with Disabilities
Chapter Nine: Inter-Agency Responsibility
Chapter Ten: Vocational Education
Chapter Eleven: Information on Rights of Multicultural Children
Chapter Twelve: Preschool Education Services
Chapter Thirteen: Early Intervention Services

This site was brought to my attention through ADDTalk, and I wanted to share it with everyone. Here is a text version of the 504 plan so that parents can better be prepared in gaining services for the children.

Section 504

Writing Legally Correct & Effective IEPs and TIEPs. I wouldn't get caught dead an in IEP without knowing what my rights were and some idea what kind of services I could get. What you don't learn from Protection and Advocacy, hopefully you can pick up here.Questions and Answers, IDEA, IEP'S and more.

Here is another site to take a look at for those dealing with specail education issues. www.wrightslaw.com