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Legislation & Policy

Teachers and parents often find the law and legal issues surrounding learning disabilities confusing and a bit daunting. With so many acronyms and numbers, it doesn’t take long to feel overwhelmed! This section contains the most concise and pertinent legal and legislative information for teachers and parents. Included are articles about Section 504 and IDEA, ADHD, IEP’s, the least restrictive environment, and more.

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How to Find and Use Professionals for Your Case

Homeschooling and Students in Special Education: Sorting Out the Options for Parents

This article presents models of some of the options available to parents who choose to educate their children with special needs at home.

Power of Attorney: Do You Need One?

Adults with learning disabilities or psychiatric disabilities most often are legally competent to handle their own affairs. However, a person with a disability may wish to have some assistance from a parent, sibling, spouse, or friend in handling certain matters.

What is a Manifest Determination Meeting?

Why Should We Mediate Special Education Disputes?

Tips on Testifying for School Personnel

Least Restrictive Environment: How Do We Prepare Both Our Special Educators and Our General Educators to Comply with the Provision?

Advocacy in Action: You Can Advocate for Your Child!

Technology: Some Common Questions Answered

Some Common Sense Steps to Resolving Disagreements Between Parents and Schools

Choosing Mediation to Resolve a Conflict with Your Child's School

School Records and Reports: Journals of the Journey

Getting Ready for College: Advising High School Students with Learning Disabilities

Supreme Court Rules That Parents Have Rights Too

On May 21, 2007 The Supreme Court ruled in Winkelman v. Parma School District that parents could proceed in court without attorneys in IEP cases. Both parent and child have the right to have Free Appropriate Public Education provided to the child.

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