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.
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.
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.
To any professional concerned with exceptional children, it would be the greatest understatement to say that the courts and legislatures have had a tremendous impact on the field of speeial education. Especially in the last decade, a flood of litigation filed to develop and define the right to education of previously unserved handicapped children has left no special education teacher, school adminis trator, nurse, educational psychologist, or pediatrician unaffected-either be cause these professionals are daily called upon to help children, or because they may come forward as witnesses on behalf of children who are the subjects of special education meetings, individualized education programs, placement hear ings, or judicial proceedings. Thus, for these people, questions regarding a student's legal rights are immediate and pervasive. This book developed out of the need to provide nonlegal professionals with a lawyer's view of the huge body of court cases and federal laws and regulations that affect their practice as well as their students and clients. An introductory chapter provides the historical basis of the current interface between law and special education. The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 and Sec tion 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and their regulations promulgated in 1977, are the major national laws in the field ~nd are therefore described in Chapters 2 and 3.
Education by Peter S. Latham,Patricia H. Latham,Myrna Mandlawitz
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.
This book closes a gap in the study of special education law - it affords readers valuable practice applying legal principles using real-life case studies.In the study of educational law, graduate students often study the details of the law within the confines of the classroom and are left to apply the principles on their own as situations arise in their professional lives. This much-needed book allows readers the luxury of reading about authentic issues. Users will be better prepared to deal with legal issues in their professional lives because of this approach.For anyone interested in legal aspects of special education
Education by Allan G. Osborne, Jr.,Charles J. Russo
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.
Law by Mark C. Weber,Ralph Mawdsley,Sarah Redfield
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.
Facts101 is your complete guide to Special Education Law. In this book, you will learn topics such as as those in your book plus much more. With key features such as key terms, people and places, Facts101 gives you all the information you need to prepare for your next exam. Our practice tests are specific to the textbook and we have designed tools to make the most of your limited study time.
The "Declaration of Independence" guarantees Americans the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. However, these rights have not been uniformly available to all citizens. Individuals with disabilities, for example, have received unequal treatment and have been victims of both intentional and unintentional discrimination. This book reviews issues in special educational law and describes the legal responsibilities of schools in relation to students with disabilities. Chapter 1 describes changes in laws offering broad-based protection to students with disabilities. The second chapter describes concerns related to the provision of a free appropriate education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE) for all eligible children with disabilities. Chapter 3 discusses issues of related services, some of which include: transportation; medical, health, and psychological services; assistive technology devices and services; sign-language interpreter; speech, language, physical, and occupational therapy; providing services in private religious schools; and third-party liability. The fourth chapter identifies selected diseases contracted by school children and discusses their implications. Chapters 5 through 9 outline guidelines for student records, discipline, minimum competency testing, sport participation, and child abuse. Appendices contain a table of 1995 federal circuit courts and a table of Supreme Court appointments (1965-95). Eight tables, a table of cases and an index are included. (LMI)
The book provides comprehensive information about special education laws and regulations and how the courts have interpreted those laws and regulations. Legal trends and developing legal principles have been extracted from the case law and presented in a straight forward fashion.
A Summary of Legal Requirements, Terms, and Trends
Author: Richard F. Daugherty
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Daugherty has written an introductory text on special education and related law, specifically for educators, advocates, and attorneys. Each area of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is presented simply and clearly with adequate examples and case studies. Also addressed are the frequently asked questions regarding student records, hearing preparation and procedures, attorney fees, and liability.
Tremendous changes have occurred over the past decade in the provision of services to students with disabilities. Federal mandates continue to define requirements for a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment. Additionally, there has been an increase in the number of lawsuits filed against school districts regarding the provision of educational services for students with disabilities. Case studies are a helpful way to understand these difficult issues. The case studies presented here are actual students eligible for special education and related services. The case studies are represented not to tell districts and parents that this is the only way questions about special education law can be answered, but to provide likely answers along with commentary for analysis. The cases were developed to help new (and experienced) special education leaders and supervisors survive the pressures of working with students with disabilities while working to provide appropriate services and prevent litigation.
The Law and Special Education features sound, practical help for keeping on top of the issues involved in the highly litigated area of special education. With this indispensable resource as a guide, teachers, educational administrators, and others see how to ensure a free, appropriate public education for students with disabilities. In it they learn the legal history of special education, get information about legal developments in special education that have occurred in the courts and in the federal government, gain access to current legal information to keep abreast of developments in this rapidly changing field, and ensure that they are armed with the information they need to develop legally correct and educationally appropriate special education programs. Written in a highly accessible, practitioner-oriented style and bolstered with an associated website and blog, the book guides administrators and educators in developing legally sound and educationally appropriate special education programming. Included are Lessons from Legislation and Litigation sections that extrapolate important principles for administrators and educators from the law; flowcharts to guide administrators and educators in developing legally sound and educationally appropriate special education programming; text hyperlinks that take readers to important cases and associated websites; a new section on legal requirements regarding bullying and harassment of students with disabilities; over 100 new cases, administrative decisions, and letters of finding since the last edition; chapter objectives; and flowcharts to guide administrators through special education decision making.
Education by Charles J. Russo,Allan G. Osborne, Jr.
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.
Law by Mark C. Weber,Ralph Mawdsley,Sarah Redfield
Author: Mark C. Weber,Ralph Mawdsley,Sarah Redfield
This documentary supplement is designed to be used with Special Education Law or for any course covering the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), its regulations, and relevant provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Children with disabilities by Mark C. Weber,Ralph D. Mawdsley,Sarah E. Redfield
The New Hampshire Special Education Law Manual by Attorney Scott F. Johnson is a guide for parents, educators, attorneys, advocates, and other professionals that work with students with disabilities. This is the 5th Edition of the book. The manual explains the special education process and legal requirements in New Hampshire and provides copies of the relevant state and federal laws.