Special Education and the Law: A Guide for Practitioners

Special Education and the Law: A Guide for Practitioners

by Allan G. Osborne, Charles J. Russo
     
 

The ultimate resource for success in special education—newly updated!

Authored by two past presidents of the Educational Law Association, this essential guide translates legalese into your language and allows you to focus on your core competency: providing excellent education for students with special needs. Updated to reflect significant court

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Overview

The ultimate resource for success in special education—newly updated!

Authored by two past presidents of the Educational Law Association, this essential guide translates legalese into your language and allows you to focus on your core competency: providing excellent education for students with special needs. Updated to reflect significant court decisions and new developments, the book features:

  • Extensive coverage of IDEA’s reauthorization, Section 504 and the ADA, and FAPE and LRE
  • New analysis of parent and student rights
  • Guidance on discipline
  • A preventative approach to special education litigation
  • Focus on federal and state interpretations of the law

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781483303147
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/01/2014
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
251,213
Product dimensions:
9.90(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Richard D. Lavoie
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Chapter 1. Special Education Law: An Introduction
Sources of Law
History of the Equal Educational Opportunity Movement
Legislative Mandates
Frequently Asked Questions
Recommendations
Endnotes
Chapter 2. Rights to a Free Appropriate Public Education
Free Appropriate Public Education
Least Restrictive Environment
Entitlement to Services
Child Find
Students in Private Schools
Frequently Asked Questions
Recommendations
Endnotes
Chapter 3. Related Services, Assistive Technology, and Transition Services
Related Services
Assistive Technology
Transition Services
Frequently Asked Questions
Recommendations
Endnotes
Chapter 4. Parent and Student Rights
Parental Rights
Student Records and Privacy
Frequently Asked Questions
Recommendations
Endnotes
Chapter 5. Due Process Procedures for Evaluation, Development of IEPs, and Placement
Evaluation Procedures
Developing Individualized Education Programs
Change in Placement
Frequently Asked Questions
Recommendations
Endnotes
Chapter 6. Student Discipline
Pre-1997 Case Law
The 1997 and 2004 IDEA Amendments
Frequently Asked Questions
Recommendations
Endnotes
Chapter 7. Dispute Resolution
Mediation
Resolution Sessions
Due Process Hearings
Judicial Review
Statutes of Limitations
Cases Under Other Statutes
Frequently Asked Questions
Recommendations
Endnotes
Chapter 8. Remedies for Failure to Provide a Free Appropriate Public Education
Tuition Reimbursement
Compensatory Educational Services
Attorney Fees and Costs
Damages
Frequently Asked Questions
Recommendations
Endnotes
Chapter 9. Section 504 and the Americans with Disabilities Act
Eligibility for Protections Under Section 504 and the ADA
Discrimination in Education Prohibited
Otherwise Qualified Students With Disabilities
Providing Reasonable Accommodations
Testing and Evaluation
Participation in Athletics and Extracurricular Activities
Section 504 Service Plans
Defenses to Charges of Noncompliance
Frequently Asked Questions
Recommendations
Endnotes
Chapter 10. Conflict Management: IDEA Compliance
Preventative Law
Dispute Resolution
Conclusion
Endnotes
Resource A. Glossary
Resource B. Department of Special Education Websites, by State
Resource C. Useful Special Education Websites
Resource D. Useful Education Law Websites
Index

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