Wrightslaw: All About IEPs - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About IEPs [NOOK Book]

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In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will find clear, concise answers to more than 200 frequently asked questions about IEPs. Learn what the law says about IEP teams, IEP meetings, parental rights, responsibilities, and consent, steps to develop the IEP, placement, transition, assistive technology, and strategies to resolve disagreements.
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Wrightslaw: All About IEPs - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About IEPs

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Overview

In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will find clear, concise answers to more than 200 frequently asked questions about IEPs. Learn what the law says about IEP teams, IEP meetings, parental rights, responsibilities, and consent, steps to develop the IEP, placement, transition, assistive technology, and strategies to resolve disagreements.
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Editorial Reviews

Dyann Rupp
GREAT BOOK! With the worksheets, it's a great way for parents to organize their thoughts. Parents who come to meetings with their thoughts and questions organized are in control and know what services their child is receiving
Joan Hourihane
If you are looking for answers to many of your unsolved questions or would like to know more about special education and the IEP process, I highly recommend this book!
Susan Bruce
Parents must be armed with accurate information and encouragement. That is what you give us ... empowerment. I am excited about this book. It is clear and easy to understand. The endnotes are a great idea. They give readers a place to go for more information. I can't wait to have "All About IEPs" as another Wrightslaw resource to share with the families I work with.
Valle Dwight
Did you know that the law requires your child’s IEP team to consider assistive technology? Or that your child is entitled to supports for extracurricular activities? Or that you can ask for training so you can help your kid at home?

These tidbits and hundreds more are packed into Wrightslaw: All About IEPs, a handy book by the team at Wrightslaw.

Accessible enough for a newbie, the book also has information that will surprise the veteran advocate.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940013131446
  • Publisher: Harbor House Law Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/1/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 266,951
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Peter Wright, Esq. and Pamela Wright, MA, MSW are the authors of several best-selling books, including Wrightslaw: Special Education Law and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy. The Wrights are also adjunct law professors at the William & Mary School of Law.

Sandra O'Connor, M.Ed., provides wise advice and reliable information as the editor of The Special Ed Advocate from Wrightslaw.com, the #1 ranked special education law and advocacy web site.
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  • Posted June 14, 2011

    Absolute Essential for parents with children in special education

    Don't attend another spec ed meeting without this book. This tells you everything you need to know to successfully navigate the special ed system and the law in place to protect your child, so your child receives a fair appropriate education. I had been to numerous meetings in the past where things sounded like they were going to be great but not much actually happened. My child ended up with a simple IEP with some random vague goals. After reading this, preparing the correct files, information etc, we came out of our first successful review meeting with the requests we asked for without any resistance. You will learn how to negotiate for what your child needs and prove they need it. How to track what is going on and insure that what is said, is done. It teaches you about testing, evaluations and how to use those to your advantage to be sure your child is learning. And it gives you an easy laymen term breakdown of special education law. It will get you organized and have your matters in order to be effective at your next IEP meeting. Being a prepared and informed parent makes you the best advocate for your child.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 20, 2012

    A must for special needs parents & advocates.

    I haven't completed the book yet but so far it is a must for parents and advocates for children with special needs. For those involved with IEP's it can give you both legal and practical information for the whole team.It will always be with us when meeting on educational issues.

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  • Posted November 6, 2009

    a must have

    This is a must have in conjunction with the Wrightslaw From Emotion to Advocacy book. Having these two and listening to their Webex training was just like being in one of their actual workshops. I learned so much and was then able to start helping other families in my area. Worth every penny!

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  • Posted November 6, 2009

    a must read for parents

    This is a must have in conjunction with the Wrightslaw Special Ed law book. Having these two and listening to their Webex training was just like being in one of their actual workshops. I learned so much and was then able to start helping other families in my area. Worth every penny!

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    The "bible" for beginning advocacy

    When my son was first diagnosed with disabilities, I was desperate for information. I attended the first Wrightslaw seminar concerning advocacy I could find, and soon discovered the other materials, books and resources provided by this prolific and experienced couple. Pete and Pam Wright have dedicated their adult lives to informing parents as much as possible in laymans terms, about what to know to be empowered in the special education process. They have been very generous in providing information for free on their website www.wrightslaw.com, and in providing links to other resources that may be of assistance. At the bootcamp, I received this book as a 'primer' on how-to work the system and prepare myself. My confidence level increased enormously as my knowledge did. I consider this book the "Bible" of the special education advocacy process, as a start for anyone new to the process. Yes, information can be found for free in many other resources. However, they are providing not only the commonly known info (about law and procedure) in this book that can be found elsewhere, but their level of expertise about how to work the system gained over many years of law, advocacy, and psychology practice. Well worth the $20!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2006

    Disappointing

    I found the previous edition of this book to be better written than this one. While there is some good information, I found the same things on several Web sites, and for free, too. This book seems very hurried. As a parent advocate, I can't really recommend this new edition. There are better choices out there.

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