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Wrightslaw: Special Education
Legal Developments and Cases 2016
by Peter W.D. Wright, Esq. & Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW
Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 by Peter W.D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright (ISBN 978-1-892320-40-7, 120 pages, 8 1/2" x 11") is available as a searchable PDF from Wrightslaw (immediate download).
All key decisions from the Courts of Appeals in 2016
Four decisions that were selected as "Cases of the Year for 2016."
This unique book includes:
Issues in these cases are illustrated in the scenarios below:
"My daughter has behavior problems at school but the school refuses to address these problems. What are my rights?"
Learn what the Ninth Circuit said to Paradise Valley School District for failing to address the impact of the child's behavioral issues on her learning.
"My child has autism. The school says he is not eligible for an IEP. How can that be? What does the law say about an autistic child's eligibility for special ed services?"
Read about the repercussions faced by the Paso Robles School District for failing to properly evaluate a child who was suspected of having autism.
"My child is 20 years old. He is about to leave school and special education. His IEP was the same, year after year. He gave up and refuses to attend school. Is it worthwhile for me to try to get quality special ed services for him now?"
Learn about the decision that requires a NYC school district to provide special education for two years after the child's 22nd birthday
"I requested an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) for my child. The school refused to provide it. Instead they requested a due process hearing against me for asking. What should I do? Should I withdraw my request for the IEE?"
Learn about a Georgia district's fight with a parent who requested an IEE . . . and why the district must pay the parent's attorney approximately $300,000.00 in attorney's fees.
In addition, this book includes:
Cases about abuse and discrimination against children with disabilities filed by the Department of Justice
Policy and Guidance from the Department of Education on diverse topics including:
- Section 504 and Students with ADHD
- Discrimination against students with disabilities
- Providing behavioral supports in IEP
- Rights of children with disabilities in public charter school
- Restraint and seclusion
If you want to know about exciting new developments in special education law, Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 helps you stay up-to-date.
The search feature in Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 makes it easy to find relevant information on issues and in cases.
A Table of Decisions includes the date, court, synopsis of legal issues, outcome, and prevailing party in the cases. Each case in the Table of Decisions is linked to a summary of the case that includes the outcome and prevailing party.
Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 is available as an immediate download. When you read about a case or a Policy or Guidance letter from the Department of Education or Department of Justice, you can click on a link that will take you to it. All hyperlinks are active.
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Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 is
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Legal Concepts and Education Laws. Introduces legal terms and concepts. You learn about statutes, regulations, case law, judicial interpretations, and factors that cause law to evolve and change. This chapter includes an overview of the federal laws that govern the education of children with disabilities.
Chapter 2. Special Education Legal News and Developments. Special education legal news and developments. This chapter includes actions taken by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and guidance from Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS) and Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) in the form of “Dear Colleague” letters and memos. Also includes updates on lawsuits brought by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) in school abuse cases and the newspaper series Denied. We included four exemplary cases selected as 2016 Cases of the Year. Learn what makes these cases unique and earned them the disctinction of Case of the Year.
You will also find a discussion in depth of the two Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) cases: Fry v. Napoleon (6th Circuit) and Endrew F. v. Douglas School District RE-1 (10th Circuit). Decision in both cases were issued in early 2017.
Chapter 3. Decisions in IDEA Cases by Courts of Appeals in 2016. A Table of Decisions includes the date, court, judge (if known), synopsis of the legal issues, outcome, and prevailing party in each case. Each case in the Table of Decisions is linked to a detailed summary of the case that includes the outcome and prevailing party. Also included for your convenience, is a Table of Decisions in alphabetical order, linked to the case summary.
Chapter 4. Legal Research and Tutorial on Google Scholar. Google Scholar, a powerful legal research tool, is an accessible search engine that indexes the full text of federal and state legal decisions. Learn how to use Google Scholar and have Alerts sent to you when relevant cases are published.
Complete Table of Contents (PDF)
Complete Index (PDF)
About the Authors
Pete and Pam Wright are authors of several best-selling books, including Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition, Wrightslaw: All About IEPs, Wrightslaw: All About Tests and Assessments, and Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2015.
The Wrights were Adjunct Professors of law at the William & Mary School of Law where they taught a course about special education law and advocacy and helped the Law School create the PELE Special Education Law Clinic. They are co-founders and faculty at the William & Mary Law Institute of Special Education Advocacy (ISEA).
What's happening in Special Education Law? We know that the special education landscape is changing rapidly.
Make sure your library is complete with the annual Special Education Legal Developments and Cases that highlights the annual caselaw review from Wrightslaw and includes all guidance and policy memos issued from the Department of Education and Department of Justice. Stay aware of the yearly trends and emerging issues in special ed law. If your collection is not complete, order today!
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