A Parent’s Guide to Partnership in Special Education gives our readers basic information about the special education process and encourages parents to be true partners in their child’s total education. We believe that students with disabilities benefit most when our educational system encourages partnerships between parents, students, teacher, related services professionals and school administrators.
As parents you offer a unique expertise regarding your child’s unique strengths, needs, and future goals. This Guide is intended to give you additional expertise in the special education process and your rights and responsibilities under special education law.
To begin, click on the topic that interests you most:
- How to Use This Guide
- Overview of Laws Impacting Students with Disabilities
- Child Find & Referral
- Parent Consent & Notice
- Evaluation & Re-evaluations
- Determining Eligibility
- Individualized Education Program
- Planning for Transition
- Acess to School Records
- Handling Disagreements/Due Process
- Words to Know