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.
ISBN #: 1-892320-03-7, 386 pages, 8.5" x 11", layflat binding.
Wrightslaw: Special Education Law is designed to meet the needs of school psychologists and educational diagnosticians, child advocates and attorneys, school administrators - and especially the needs of the parents and teachers who are working in the trenches.
The "law book" includes a comprehensive index and the full text of the the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, FERPA, implementing regulations, decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court. Extensive commentary and explanations of statutes by Pete Wright.
The "FETA" book includes comprehensive index, appendices, bibliography. Special education services are intensive and expensive. Resources are limited. If you have a child with special needs, you may wind up battling the school district for the services your child needs. To prevail, you need information, skills, and tools.
ISBN #: 1-892320-08-8, 394 pages, 8.5" x 11", soft cover.
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy is a practical "survival guide" that teaches parents and others how to advocate for children with disabilities.
From Emotions to Advocacy or FETA is more than a book. FETA has a companion web site called FetaWeb at www.fetaweb.com/Contents of CD-ROM:
A. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law - all (entire book as one PDF File)
B. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law - by chapter (each chapter is a separate PDF File) (NOTE: This will make it easier for you to do research and find specific information in the book.)
C. Federal Register, March 12, 1999 (Vol. 64, No. 48) that includes the IDEA Regulations, along with extensive explanations, commentary and attachments.
D. The IDEA Compliance Report, "Back to School on Civil Rights, released by the National Council on Disability on January 25, 2000.
In Writing Measurable IEP Goals & Objectives , Dr. Bateman and Dr. Herr teach a new way to write IEP goals and objectives "that is simple, clean, useful, economical, worthwhile, common-sensical, legally correct and revoluntionary."
The book is divided into three parts:
Part I: About Goals & Objectives (measurability, vagueness / specificity)
Part II: Writing Goals & Objectives (present levels, writing goals & objectives, writing measurable goals & objectives, how to project annual goals, how to move the child's performance to the goal, how to put PLOP, Objectives / Benchmarks, Goals in the IEP).
Part III: Sample PLOPs, Objectives, Goals (includes 75 samples for children with various disabilities)
This book is written by Drs. Barbara Bateman and Cynthia Herr, two famous special educators and legal experts.
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