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Circulation: 84, 497
ISSN: 1538-320

February 23, 2011

Question marksSpecial Education FAQs

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate, Wrightslaw provides answers to your frequently asked questions, directs you to specific sections in IDEA 2004, the Federal Regulations, and offers additional resources for more information on special ed topics.

We've listed the questions by topic, so you can quickly scroll through the list and pick the ones you need.

For your information (and convenience), watch for more FAQs: Quick Picks on different topics in future issues.

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Taxes

New! 2011 Tax Tips

Taxpayers with disabilities and parents of children with disabilities may qualify for a number of IRS tax credits and benefits.

This article explains seven tax credits and other benefits which are available if you or someone else listed on your federal tax return is disabled.

Tax Benefits for Taxpayers with Disabilities and Parents of Children with Disabilities

You will also find links to more information from the IRS on tax credits and benefits available to taxpayers with disabilities.

 
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Passing Grades

The law says that a child does not have to fail to be eligible for special education services. Get the eligibility basics...

Answer: Is Child with Passing Grades Eligible for Special Ed Under IDEA?

Read the following OSEP policy letter that clarifies children with high IQs are not excluded from special education eligibility.

Passing Grades, IQ Scores & Evaluations of Students with Learning Disabilities
 
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Editor's Choice: Confidentiality

Do I have a right to observe the class before agreeing (or not agreeing) to a placement for my child?

The special ed director said I cannot observe the class because of confidentiality issues with the other children.

Pete and Pam answer these questions and offer strategies to help resolve misunderstandings about confidentiality issues.

Answer: Parent Observations v. Student Confidentiality

 

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