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As of 11/27/06, this book is out of print. It is being replaced by Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition. Newsletter subscribers will receive a special pre-publication offer in 12/06.
IDEA 2004 (ISBN: 1-892320-05-3) by Peter
W. D. Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright includes the full text of
Parts A and B of the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004)
with analysis, commentary, cross-references, and resources.
E-book & Print Combo
IDEA 2004 includes several appendices, a glossary
of acronyms, abbreviations and terms, and a bibliography of resources.
Book - few pages from each chapter
IDEA 2004 is designed to meet the needs of parents,
teachers, advocates, attorneys, related services providers, school psychologists,
administrators, college professors, hearing officers, and employees
of district and state departments of education.
Print Publication, E-book
IDEA 2004 is available as a print book, an e-book
- or both.
publication (168 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", perfect bound,
$14.95 plus shipping).
E-book - A digital e-book
(PDF format) that you can download within minutes. You can read it on
your computer or print it out on your printer. There is no shipping
or sales tax on e-books (162 pages, 8 1/2" x 11", $9.95).
Learn more about e-books.
E-book & Print Combo: Receive Wrightslaw:
IDEA 2004 as
an e-book immediately. The print edition will be shipped to you by U.
S. Priority Mail within 2-3 days. ($19.95 plus shipping)
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 is confusing to
most parents, educators, and even to many attorneys. Ignorance
of the law can be as damaging as the child’s disability.
What does the law say about Individualized Educational Programs
(IEPs) and IEP teams? Transition plans? What does
the law say about reviewing and revising IEPs? Multi-year IEPs? Who
may be excused from IEP meetings and under what circumstances?
What does the law say about evaluations, reevaluations and
parental consent? What does the law say about the use of discrepancy
formulas and response to intervention to identify children
with specific learning disabilities?
the requirements for highly qualified special education teachers?
When do these requirements go into effect? How can special education
teachers meet the highly qualified teacher requirements?
IDEA 2004 say about child find? Special education services to
children who attend private schools and charter schools? What
does the law say about inclusion, mainstreaming and least restrictive
are early intervening services? Who is eligible for early intervening
services? Who is entitled to accommodations? Alternate assessments?
Who makes these decisions?
What does the law say about independent educational evaluations?
Parent access to education records? Mediation? Parent
notice? Prior written notice? Due Process Complaint Notice?
What are the new requirements for due process hearings? Resolution
sessions? Qualifications for hearing officers? Attorneys'
IDEA 2004 say about discipline? Positive behavioral intervention
plans? Interim alternative placements? Manifestation Review
is an "E-book"?
"e-book" or "digital book" is delivered or downloaded
in electronic form. An e-book is less expensive because the costs to
produce are lower. An e-book is not taxable. There are no shipping fees.
people will keep the Wrightslaw:
e-book on their computers. The e-book has bookmarks on the left side
of your screen so you can move to sections that are of interest to you.
You can easily search the Wrightslaw:
e-book for specific information.
You can print the e-book (but you may want to order the print
version of Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004) When you purchase an e-book,
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Word about Wrightslaw: Special Education Law,
Wrightslaw: Special Education
Law, 2nd Edition is complete. In December, while the book is being printed, newsletter subscribers will receive a special pre-publication offer.
About the Authors
Pete Wright is an attorney who
has represented children with disabilities and their parents since the
1970s. Pete argued and won a landmark special education case before
the U. S. Supreme Court.
Pam Wright, a psychotherapist, has
written scores of articles about special education advocacy. She is
also the editor of The Special Ed Advocate newsletter.
and Pam built Wrightslaw, the
#1 site about special education law and advocacy for parents, attorneys,
advocates, and educators. They publish The
Special Ed Advocate, the free weekly online newsletter
about special education law and advocacy issues.
Books (and a cool DVD) by Pete and Pam Wright
In addition to Wrightslaw:
IDEA 2004, Pete
and Pam Wright have co-authored:
Special Education Law, 1st Edition
Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright
was published in 1999 by
Harbor House Law Press.
(2nd edition available in Jan 2007)
Tactics and Strategy Manual by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela
Darr Wright (ISBN: 1-892320-18-5) was published in 2000 by by
Harbor House Law Press.
This publication was replaced by Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy in 2001.
From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide, 2nd
Wright and Pete Wright (ISBN: 1-892320-09-6, $19.95) was
published in 2005 by Harbor
House Law Press. The book is supplemented by the From
Emotions to Advocacy website.
No Child Left Behind (ISBN:
1-892320-12-6, $29.95) by Peter W. D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright and
Suzanne Whitney Heath was published by Harbor
House Law Press in 2003.
Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004 (out of print)
Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board DVD (ISBN:
1-892320-04-5) takes you through a special education due process hearing,
from initial preparations to testimony by the final witness. Surviving
Due Process is based on an actual case about a young
child with autism. The
cast includes Darrel Tillar Mason, Esq., former hearing officer; Kathleen
Mehfoud, Esq., nationally-known school board attorney; and Peter Wright,
Esq., parent attorney. Surviving
was produced by Harbor
House Law Press in 2004.
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