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Disproportionality in Special Education | IDEA Part B | Module 5

A training module series of the Center for Parent Information and Resources November 2020   IDEA 2004 takes a stand against significant disproportionality of students in particular racial or ethnic groups in special education. This training module explains what disproportionality is, which students are most often affected, and the consequences disproportionality can and does have, […]

Q&A on Use of Part B and Part C Funds During COVID-19

(2020, June 25) | Useful to Parent Centers, school districts, state lead agencies and education agencies about use of IDEA funds   On June 25, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued several Q&A guidances on the use of IDEA funds in a COVID-19 environment. These are: IDEA Part B Use of Funds in COVID-19 […]

Derecho a Recibir una Notificación Previa por Escrito

Actualizado, junio de 2020 In English | En inglés   Los derechos de los padres bajo IDEA incluyen el derecho de recibir de la escuela una notificación previa por escrito cada vez que la escuela propone tomar (o rehusa tomar) ciertas acciones en cuanto a su niño. Específicamente, la escuela debe proporcionar esta notificación previa […]

Module 14: Meetings of the IEP Team

by Lisa Küpper Center for Parent Information and Resources July 2016 Editor’s Note: Module 14 was originally written in 2007. In 2016, its contents were updated and “toured” as part of a CPIR webinar for Parent Centers. Should you wish to listen to that webinar (where other updated IEP modules were toured as well), the […]

Module 13: Content of the IEP

by Theresa Rebhorn and Lisa Küpper Center for Parent Information and Resources   Editor’s Note: Module 13 was originally written in 2007. In 2016, its contents were updated and “toured” as part of a CPIR webinar for Parent Centers. Should you wish to listen to that webinar (where other updated IEP modules were toured as […]

Module 12: The IEP Team

by Lisa Küpper Center for Parent Information and Resources July 2016   Editor’s Note: Module 12 was originally written in 2007. In 2016, its contents were updated and “toured” as part of a CPIR webinar for Parent Centers. Should you wish to listen to that webinar (where other updated IEP modules were toured as well), the […]

Hearing and Speech Resources

Each May, the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) highlights Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) to raise awareness about communication disorders. Lack of awareness has been seen as the #1 barrier to early detection of communication disorders. Research has shown that early detection is critical to addressing communication disorders. Delayed intervention can result in delayed development […]

Requesting Mediation

There are times when you, as a parent, may want to communicate in writing with your child’s school about some problem or concern with your child’s education or well-being. This page presents a model letter or email you might write to request mediation as an approach to resolving a dispute with your child’s school.

Right to Receive a Complete Explanation of IDEA’s Procedural Safeguards

At least one time a year, the parents of a child with a disability must receive from the school system a complete explanation of all the procedural safeguards available to them, as parents, under IDEA. This explanation is called the “Procedural Safeguards Notice.” In this page, we’ll examine the purpose and contents of this notice, the times that parents will receive it, and other aspects of this important safeguard.

IDEA’s Part B Regulations on Due Process Hearings

Current as of September 2019 IDEA’s final Part B regulations addressing due process hearings begin at §300.311. Word for word, and in their entirety, the regulations read: §300.511 Impartial due process hearing. (a) General. Whenever a due process complaint is received under §300.507 or §300.532, the parents or the LEA involved in the dispute must […]

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