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From Emotions to Advocacy
The Special Education Survival Guide by Pam and Pete Wright

From Emotions to Advocacy Front Cover

Table of Contents - Short

Section 1. Getting Started
Ch. 1. Learning About Advocacy
Ch. 2. Creating Your Master Plan

Ch. 3. Parent: The Project Manager

Section 2. Advocacy 101
Ch. 4. Learning the Rules of Game 
Ch. 5. Obstacles to Success

Ch. 6. Creating and Resolving Parent School Conflicts

Ch. 7. Emergency, Crisis, Help!

Section 3. The Parent as Expert
Ch. 8. Learning About Your Child’s Disability

Ch. 9. The File: Do it Right!

Ch. 10. Understanding Tests and Measurements 101

Ch. 11. Understanding Tests and Measurements 102

Ch. 12. SMART IEPs

Section 4. Special Education Law
Ch. 13. Overview and Legislative Intent

Ch. 14. IDEA - Section 1400: Findings and Purposes

Ch. 15. IDEA - Section 1401: Definitions

Ch. 16. IDEA - Section 1412: LRE, ESY, Child Find, etc.
Ch. 17. IDEA - Section 1414: Evaluations, Eligibility and IEPs 

Ch. 18. IDEA - Section 1415: Procedural Safeguards,Due Process & Discipline,etc.

Ch. 19. Section 504 of the Rehabilitations Act

Ch. 20. FERPA and ADA

Section 5. Tactics and Strategies 
Ch. 21. The Rules of Adverse Assumptions

Ch. 22. Creating Paper Trails

Ch. 23. Letters as Evidence

Ch. 24. The Letter to the Stranger

Ch. 25. Meetings: Take Control 

Ch. 26. Meetings: Maintaining Control

Ch. 27. In Summation

Section 6. Appendices

Appendix A. Individualized Education Programs and Other Selected Implementation Issues
Appendix B. Your Rights and Responsibilities Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Appendix C. Frequently Asked Questions About Special Education (NICHY)
Appendix D. Parent Training Information Groups by State
Appendix E. Disabilities Organizations and Information Groups
Appendix F. Legal Resources
Appendix G. Free Publications
Appendix H. Sample Letters to the School
Appendix I. Glossary of Special Education and Legal Terms
Appendix J. Glossary of Assessment Terms

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