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To be a successful advocate you must gather facts and information. Advocates educate themselves about their local school district and state academic standards.
Advocates read special education laws, regulations, and cases to get answers to their questions.
Advocates know legal rights. Advocates know the procedures that parents must follow to protect their rights and their child’s right to a free, appropriate public education.
In order to help the William & Mary School of Law jump start their special education law clinic, known as the Pele Clinic, in 2009 + 2010, for three semesters, Pete and Pam were adjunct professors of law at the Law School. They taught a substantive three credit hour course about Special Education Law and Advocacy.
For a good overview of the law and a test of your knowledge, try the final exam they administered to their students. You can download a copy below, spend as much time as you need on the questions. Then, submit an email to get the correct answers.
Can you answer these practice questions correctly?
1. A child who advances steadily from grade to grade, without failing grades, cannot be classified as a child with a disability.
2. If a parent requests a special education due process hearing against a school district, the school district must convene a resolution session in order to resolve the dispute:
4. The primary purpose of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is__
5. In Bd. Education v. Rowley, the Supreme Court held that:
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Law schools around the country are creating a new generation of advocates by developing children's programs and advocacy clinics that address the critical shortage of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities. So You Want to Go to Law School?
Pete and Pam also do training programs about special education law and advocacy. To see if they are coming to your area soon, check the speaking schedule.