Author: Mark C. Weber,Ralph Mawdsley,Sarah Redfield
This book is a unique offering in the growing field of Special Education Law and is designed to be used both in schools of education and in law schools. Coverage includes: • Core Concepts of Special Education Law; • Eligibility and Evaluation; • Residency; • Free, Appropriate Public Education; • Individualized Education Program; • Education in the Least Restrictive Environment; • Related Services; • Due Process Hearings; • Student Discipline; • Court Proceedings; • Attorneys' Fees in Special Education Litigation; • Children in Nonpublic Schools; • Early Childhood Programs; and • Post-Secondary Education. It features a highly useful glossary of special education and legal terms. Special Education Law contains relevant statutory excerpts and carefully edited reports of the leading special education cases, together with extensive explanatory materials and provocative questions for class discussion. The book also features practical exercises for home assignments or in-class projects. Two of the co-authors teach in law schools and have deep experience in special education law as well as allied subjects such as constitutional law, administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and general school law. Their background enables them to discuss the special education topics thoroughly and to draw connections to other parts of the law school curriculum. The third co-author, who is also a lawyer, teaches educational administration as well as special education law; that background enables him to add lessons on the real-world impact of the law on the daily work of the schools. A separate publication, Special Education Law: Statutes and Regulations, contains relevant statutes and regulations.
Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016
Author: Peter W D Wright Esq,Peter W. D. Wright
2016 was a remarkable year in special education law! Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 is designed to make it easier for you to stay up-to-date on new cases and legal developments. You'll learn about emerging issues and trends in special education law, including: *All decisions in IDEA cases by Courts of Appeals in 2016 *Four 2016 Cases of the Year and what made these cases unique *Two new special education decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court that will lead to major changes in how the law is implemented *All guidance letters, memos, and publications published by the U.S. Department of Education in 2016 *Discrimination cases initiated and settled by the Department of Justice *School abuse cases brought by the American Civil Liberties Union *Denied! The inside story about how state employees created a secret cap on the number of children with disabilities who could receive special ed services
Author: Laura Rothstein,Scott F. Johnson
Special Education Law, Fifth Edition provides a comprehensive, and student-friendly overview of the major federal laws—and judicial interpretations of those laws—that apply to the education of children with special needs. Laura Rothstein and Scott F. Johnson thoroughly present the most up-to-date information on special education statutes, regulations, and judicial interpretations, including substantial changes in the interpretation of the legistlation. The text helps students understand what the law requires so that they can develop policies and make decisions that comply with these laws.
Author: Allan G. Osborne, Jr.,Charles J. Russo
Publisher: Corwin Press
Written by the Past-Presidents of the Education Law Association, this revised and comprehensive edition provides special education teachers and administrators with current information on every facet of special education law, including an in-depth explanation of the reauthorization of IDEA. This book covers IDEA, ADA, FAPE, 504, discipline, due process, IEPs, LRE, parental considerations, and public vs. private school considerations; takes a preventive approach to special education litigation; and focuses on federal and state interpretations of the law.
Author: Peter S. Latham,Patricia H. Latham,Myrna Mandlawitz
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Clear, well organized presentation of IDEA and other pertinent federal laws, together with well organized discussion of relevant cases, help educators understand and apply their knowledge in concrete situations. The emphasis of this practical book is on increasing understanding at a conceptual level rather than rote memorization of detailed provisions of the IDEA and other laws. By understanding the law, educators will be better equipped to work with future amendments of IDEA and with new laws that may be enacted by Congress. They will also have an increased ability to apply statutory provisions to specific situations. Part I – Constitutional Framework: provides important background in understanding the authority that Congress has to enact laws that impact on education in the United States and the authority that the courts have to interpret laws. Includes discussion of the judicial system, the key provisions of the United States Constitution, due process, equal protection, the statutes of certain regulations, and a brief overview and comparison of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Rehabilitation Act (RA), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Part II – IDEA: covers background, basic language and coverage, duty to evaluate, FAPE, IEP, placement, related services, inclusions/least restrictive environment, private school, discipline, mediation, due process, and court proceedings. Sample forms are included to supplement discussion with concrete examples to aid understanding. Part III – RA and ADA: covers RA/ADA basics, such as who is an individual with a disability, what entities are covered, enforcement provisions, and application to schools, universities, and employers. Part IV – Other Legal Issues: covers No Child Left Behind, FERPA, tort liability, and high stakes testing issues. At the end of each part there is a very basic question and answer section to assist the student in focusing on major points in each part.
Over 400 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Every Educator Needs to Know about the Legal Rights of Exceptional Children and their Parents
Author: George A. Giuliani
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
It is vital for all professionals in the field of education to have a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with whom they work. The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law is a detailed yet accessible introduction to federal law as it applies to the rights of children with special needs. Written in a user-friendly question and answer format, the book covers all of the key areas of special education law including parental rights of participation, the legal right to Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and related services, and the complex issues of discipline and dispute resolutions. This book provides educators with knowledge of the requirements, history, and evolution of the laws that impact their daily working lives and gives them the information they need to help parents obtain better services for their children. This is an indispensible handbook that teachers, school management, and school counselors will refer to again and again.
Author: Charles J. Russo,Allan G. Osborne, Jr.
Publisher: Corwin Press
Covers IDEA and its accompanying regulations and analyzes cases involving procedural due process, assistive technology, disciplinary sanctions, dispute resolution, antidiscrimination laws, and special services entitlement.
Author: Nikki L. Murdick,Gerard Fowler
Category: Special education
This title is only available as a loose-leaf version with Pearson eText. Special Education Law, 3/e captures the evolving nature of special education legislation-from historic bases for special education services, to the first passage of IDEA, to the Improvement Act of 2004. Using carefully selected cases, it illustrates the background for each enacted law and offers case briefs with questions to prompt discussion. An in-depth look at six legislative principles untangles complex issues of free appropriate public education, nondiscriminatory evaluation, program development, least restrictive environment, procedural due process, and parental participation. Fully revised, this edition includes information on Rosa's Law, the latest CEC ethics standards, sections on RtI and EIS, and a new chapter on future issues in special education.
Author: Thomas F. Guernsey,Kathe Klare
In this third edition, Guernsey and Klare continue to provide a comprehensive overview of the federal statutes, regulations, and case law that affect the education of children with disabilities from birth to age 22. The book provides a solid background in special education law and is fully up-to-date with the recent recodification of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the new Department of Education regulations, and the recent case law, including the most recent United States Supreme Court decisions. For the lawyer, comprehensive citations to statutes, regulations, and case law provide the information necessary to conduct detailed legal research. Numerous checklists and forms provide assistance with the practical application of the legal requirements.
What Your School District Isn’t Telling You
Author: Jennifer Laviano,Julie Swanson
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
Drawing on decades of experience, Jennifer Laviano, a high-profile special education attorney, and Julie Swanson, a sought-after special education advocate, help parents of students with disabilities navigate their school systems to get the services they need for their children. Parents will find no other book on special education like Your Special Education Rights. Julie and Jennifer demystify the federal laws that govern the rights of public school children with disabilities and explain how school districts often ignore or circumvent these laws. They pull the curtain back on the politics of special education, exposing truths that school districts don’t want you to know, such as the fact that teachers are often under extraordinary pressure not to spend resources on services. Most importantly, they outline the central rights you and your child have regarding your child’s education. Did you know that you can refer your child for a special education evaluation? That you can ask for a second opinion if you disagree with the results of some or all of the testing? That you are entitled to parent counseling, training, and more? They also show you how to take that knowledge and apply it to advocating for your child. Here’s what you need to know about the paperwork you will have to complete, detailed information on how to advocate for your child and how to craft language in documents that benefit your child, and more. Filled with vital information and invaluable resources, Your Special Education Rights gives you the information you need to help your child succeed in school and beyond.
From Emotions to Advocacy : the Special Education Survival Guide
Author: Peter W. D. Wright,Pamela Darr Wright
Aimed at parents of, and advocates for, special needs children, explains how to develop a relationship with a school, monitor a child's progress, understand relevant legislation, and document correspondence and conversations.
Author: Ruth Colker
Category: Children with disabilities
This Nutshell presents a very timely overview of legal topics relating to special education services for students in K-12 education. Topics covered include: historical background, Section 504 coverage, IDEA coverage, child find, evaluations, IEPs, disciplinary issues, due process hearings, and state administrative complaints. The chapters include model forms, sample evaluations and IEPs. It also includes discussion of the Supreme Court's two recent decisions from the 2016-17 term. Finally, it provides examples from a variety of state practices to give the reader an excellent sense of the interaction between state and federal regulations in this complex area of the law.
Author: Kurt Hulett
Publisher: Prentice Hall
For every course in Special Education Law and Education Law, or as a perfect supplement to any Educational Administration course, Legal Aspects of Special Education was written by a practitioner to help teachers, administrators, and advocates understand special education law in everyday language– without excessive legalese or extraneous case law. Different in many ways from other special education law texts on the market, all of the elements of this text are intended to help its students obtain the most critical information about special education law and how it is applied in the real world. Some unique features include: a fascinating opening interview and then epilogue with Joe Ballard, a pioneer of the IDEA movement; a discussion of Response-to-Intervention (RTI) and the implication of IDEA 2004 for school districts; and a discussion of the history of special education and its link to the Civil Rights Movement. Additionally, the book provides case studies and application questions, critical thinking questions, the most current information on the laws including No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, and a discussion of major trends changing the laws, including that of autism.
Author: David F. Bateman,Jenifer L. Cline
Despite the prevalence of students with disabilities in the general education classroom, few teachers receive training on how to meet these students’ needs or how to navigate the legally mandated processes enumerated in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What is their role? What are their responsibilities? What are the roles and rights of parents? And what must all teachers do to ensure that students with disabilities and other special needs receive the quality education they’re entitled to? In this practical reference, David F. Bateman—bestselling author of A Principal’s Guide to Special Education—and special education administrator Jenifer L. Cline clarify what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provide a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom. Topics covered include * The pre-referral, referral, and evaluation processes * Individualized education programs (IEPs) and the parties involved * Accommodations for students who do not quality for special education, including those covered by Section 504 * Transition from preK to K–12 and from high school to postschool life * Classroom management and student behavior * Educational frameworks, instructional strategies, and service delivery options * Assessment, grades, graduation, and diplomas The breadth of coverage in this book, along with its practical examples, action steps, and appendixes covering key terms and definitions will provide the foundation all K–12 teachers need to successfully instruct and support students receiving special education services. It’s an indispensable resource for every general education classroom.