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Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016

The special education landscape is changing fast!
This book will make it easier to stay up-to-date on new legal developments.

Are any of these situations familiar?

"My daughter has behavior problems at school. The school refuses to help her with these problems. What are my rights?"

Learn about the Court's response to Paradise Valley School District for failing to address the impact of a child's behavioral issues on her learning.

"My child has autism. The school says he's not eligible for an IEP. How can that be? What does the law say about an autistic child's eligibility for special ed services?"

Learn what the law says about eligibility ... and read about the repercussions the Paso Robles School District faced when they failed to properly evaluate a child suspected of having autism.

"My son is 20 years old. He is about to leave school and special education. His IEP was the same, year after year. He gave up and refuses to attend school. Is it worthwhile for me to try to get quality special ed services for him now?"

Learn about the new decision requiring a NYC school district to provide special education services for 2 years after the child's 22nd birthday.

"I requested an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) for my child. The school refused to provide it. They requested a due process hearing against me. What should I do?

Learn about a Georgia school district's fight over a parent's request for an IEE ... and why the district had to pay approximately $300,000.00 in attorney's fees to the parent's attorney.

If you are the parent of a child with a disability, you represent your child's interests. You need to know about legal developments that may affect your child's special education.

If you are an educator or related services provider, you need to know about new legal decisions and policies so you can effectively do your job.

If you are an advocate or attorney who assists families of children with disabilities, you need to stay current on legal decisions and rulings.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 is designed to make it easier for your to stay stay up-to-date on new cases and legal developments in special education law and advocacy.

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Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments (120 pages, 8.5' x 11"") includes more than 50 special education cases by the U.S. Courts of Appeals. We selected four as Cases of the Year for 2016. The issues in those four cases are described in the scenarios above.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 also includes:  
  • Cases about abuse and discrimination against children with disabilities
  • Policy and Guidance from the Department of Education on diverse topics that include:
    • Section 504 and Students with ADHD
    • Discrimination against students with disabilities
    • Providing behavioral supports in IEP
    • Rights of children with disabilities in public charter schools
    • Restraint and seclusion . . . Learn more...

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Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments & Cases 2016

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