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Essential Concepts and School-Based Cases in Special Education Law / Edition 1
     

Essential Concepts and School-Based Cases in Special Education Law / Edition 1

by Charles J. Russo
 

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ISBN-10: 141292703X

ISBN-13: 9781412927031

Pub. Date: 11/13/2007

Publisher: SAGE Publications

The ideal resource for practicing or aspiring school leaders, this comprehensive book by special education law experts explores the most difficult and contentious areas of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and its accompanying regulations. The authors synthesize concepts from leading special education cases and provide excerpts from selected

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The ideal resource for practicing or aspiring school leaders, this comprehensive book by special education law experts explores the most difficult and contentious areas of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and its accompanying regulations. The authors synthesize concepts from leading special education cases and provide excerpts from selected legal decisions to help educators understand and more easily navigate the most pressing issues in special education law. Readers will find assistance in examining: Entitlement to special education services, Procedural due process, Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), Related services, assistive technology, and transition services, Disciplinary sanctions for students with disabilities, Dispute resolution, Antidiscrimination laws. This text serves as a current and concise desk reference for educators, increasing their awareness of the legal requirements related to special education and strengthening their ability to work effectively with families and students.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412927031
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
11/13/2007
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
1. Introduction: The Law of Special Education
Sources of Law
The Development of Special Education Laws
Legislative Initiatives
Case No. 1: Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Children v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Case No. 2: Mills v. Board of Education of the District of Columbia
References
2. Entitlement to Special Education and Related Services
Entitlement to Services
Students in Religious and Other Private Schools
Homeschooled Students
Case No. 3: Timothy W. v. Rochester, New Hampshire, School District
Case No. 4: Zobrest v. Catalina Foothills School District
References
3. Procedural Due Process
Student Records
Evaluation
Development of Individualized Education Programs
Parental Rights
Change in Placement
Case No. 5: Blackmon v. Springfield R-XII School District
Case No. 6: Stock v. Massachusetts Hospital School
References
4. Free Appropriate Public Education
Definition of Appropriate
Least Restrictive Environment
Placement in Private Facilities
Extended School Year Programs
Case No. 7: Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley
Case No. 8: Sacramento City Unified School District, Board of Education v. Rachel H.
References
5. Related Services, Assistive Technology, and Transition Services
Required Related Services
Assistive Technology
Transition Services
Case No. 9: Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F.
Case No. 10: Fick ex rel. Fick v. Sioux Falls School District
References
6. Student Discipline
Judicial History
The 1997 and 2004 IDEA Amendments
Case No. 11: Honig v. Doe
Case No. 12: AW ex rel. Wilson v. Fairfax County School Board
References
7. Dispute Resolution
Mediation
Resolution Sessions
Due Process Hearings
Judicial Review
Statutes of Limitations
Cases Under Other Statutes
Case No. 13: Schaffer ex rel. Schaffer v. Weast
Case No. 14: Winkelman ex rel. Winkelman v. Parma City School District
References
8. Remedies for Failure to Provide a Free Appropriate Public Education
Tuition Reimbursement
Compensatory Educational Services
Attorney Fees and Costs
Damages
Case No. 15: Florence County School District Four v. Carter
Case No. 16: Arlington Central School District Board of Education v. Murphy
References
9. Emerging Issues
Child Find
State Testing Programs
State Responsibility to Ensure Compliance
Responsibility of Insurance Carriers
Disbursement of Federal Funds
Policy Letters
Programs for Infants and Toddlers
Report Cards and Transcripts
Case No. 17: Rene v. Reed
Case No. 18: Gadsby v. Grasmick
References
10. Antidiscrimination Statutes
Eligibility
Discrimination Prohibited
Otherwise Qualified Students With Disabilities
Reasonable Accommodations
Defenses
Case No. 19: Southeastern Community College v. Davis
Case No. 20: School Board of Nassau County, Florida v. Arline
References
Glossary
Index

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