Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education

Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education

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by Rich Weinfeld, Michelle R. Davis
     
 

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Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education is a unique handbook that teaches parents how to work with schools to achieve optimal learning situations and accommodations for their child's needs. From IEPs and 504 Plans, to IDEA and NCLB, navigating today's school system can be difficult for

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Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education is a unique handbook that teaches parents how to work with schools to achieve optimal learning situations and accommodations for their child's needs. From IEPs and 504 Plans, to IDEA and NCLB, navigating today's school system can be difficult for even the most up-to-date, education savvy parent. Special needs advocates Rich Weinfeld and Michelle Davis provide parents and professional advocates with concise, easy-to-understand definitions and descriptions of legal terms and school regulations, along with checklists, tips, questionnaires, and other tools.

Topics covered in this handy guide include gathering accurate information about a child's education, navigating school meetings, understanding education law, and best practices in the classroom, working effectively with parents and school systems, discovering educational options beyond the standard, and much more. Parents and advocates not only will feel informed by Weinfeld and Davis' vast knowledge of the inner workings of the school system—they'll be empowered to help their kids succeed in school.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593633097
Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Publication date:
05/01/2008
Pages:
250
Sales rank:
543,927
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Rich Weinfeld was instrumental in coordinating the Montgomery County, MD, gifted and learning-disabled program and is currently an educational advocate in the Washington, DC area, serving families with both gifted and special needs children. He is the author of three previous books, including School Success for Kids With Asperger's Syndrome.

Michelle Davis is a special educator with more than a decade of experience advocating for students with learning, attention, and behavior disorders. A skilled advocate who seeks to secure school services that prepare children for success in life, she is the director of ABCs for Life Success, LLC, a Washington, DC, area educational consulting firm specializing in serving students with special needs.

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Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
mom_advocate More than 1 year ago
This book was very helpful to me as I began to look at advocating for other families who were experiencing issues with the special education process. It isn't as detailed as some books in terms of the law/research discussions, but is more of a practical guide to daily advocacy. I particularly like the side-bar parent/practice tips. Worth the bucks!