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Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
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* Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition is finished, will be available in late 2006 *

Click here for addtional information about Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition, including a special pre-publication offer for individuals who subscribe to The Special Ed Advocate newsletter.

Note: We were unable to finish the second edition of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law until after the U. S. Department of Education published the federal special education regulations and commentary. Although the Department said "the regulations were on a fast track," they were plagued by delays. The federal special education regulations were officially published in the Federal Register on August 18, 2006.

Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004 by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright is available as a print publication, e-book or both. This publication includes the full text of Parts A and B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) with commentary, analysis, and discussion of the key changes from IDEA 97.

The format, layout, and statutory explanations are similar to Wrightslaw: Special Education Law.

Front Cover of Law Book

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law (ISBN 1-892320-03-7) contains IDEA 97, not IDEA 2004. For that reason it is out of print.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law (ISBN 1-892320-03-7) is published by Harbor House Law Press, Inc.

"If you are involved with special education, you should read this book." Sandra Koser Steingart, Ph.D, School Psychology Resources Online.

A must have book for anyone who works in Special Education.” Margaret J. Kay, Ed.D. Psychologist "Having observed first-hand Pete Wright's prowess in a hearing . . . he brings Special Education Law into focus through clear, concise use of normal language."

"A great resource for parents and professionals!” - Michael B. Brown, Ph. D, North Carolina

“Makes you feel you have an attorney at the IEP table with you!" - Janie Bowman, Olympia, WA

"One of most important how-to manuals ever written - will help you navigate through special education, and use the law to demand/get a good education for your child."
- Thom Hartmann (author of ADD: A Different Perception; Beyond ADD; Healing ADD; and more)
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Summary

Special education law 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 evaluations and reevaluations? Test procedures? Eligibility? 

What does the law say about Individualized Educational Programs (IEPs) and IEP teams? IEP Goals, objectives, benchmarks? What does the law say about inclusion? Least restrictive environment? 

What does the law say about discipline? Positive behavioral intervention plans? Interim alternative placements? Manifestation Review Hearings? 

What does the law say about parent notice? Independent educational evaluations? Tuition reimbursement? Mediation? Due process? 

Where can you find accurate answers to your questions about special education law? Look it up in Wrightslaw: Special Education Law. (ISBN: 1-892320-03-7; 386 pages; 1999; $29.95) 

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law will help you find answers to your questions about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act. 

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law is designed to meet the needs of school psychologists and educational diagnosticians, child advocates and attorneys, school administrators - and the parents and teachers who are working in the trenches. 

If you have Adobe Reader software, you can download read the first four chapters of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, the Table of Contents, and the Index. 


About the Authors
Pete Wright
, an attorney with a disability, has represented children with disabilities and their parents for more than 20 years. Pete argued and won a landmark special education case before the U. S. Supreme Court.

Pam Wright
, a psychotherapist, has written dozens of articles about special education advocacy. 

Pete and Pam built Wrightslaw, the #1 site about special education law and advocacy for parents, attorneys, advocates, and educators. Pam & Pete also publish The Special Ed Advocate, the free online newsletter about special education legal issues, cases, tactics and strategy, effective educational methods, and Internet links.


Books about Special Education Law, NCLB & Advocacy

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law (ISBN 1-892320-03-7) by Peter W. D. Wright and Pamela Darr Wright is published by Harbor House Law Press, Inc.
Deluxe edition with Special Ed Law CD-ROM

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide (ISBN 1-892320-08-8) by Pam and Pete Wright is published by Harbor House Law Press. The book is supplemented by the From Emotions to Advocacy website.

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide (ISBN 1-892320-08-8) by Pam and Pete Wright is published by Harbor House Law Press. The book is supplemented by the From Emotions to Advocacy website.

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