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Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
“. . . a valuable resource for school psychologists -- and required reading for my graduate course about legal and ethical issues for school psychologists . . . Parents are often at a disadvantage because they do not know the law. With this book as a reference, parents can be fully participating members of the special education team."
"If you are involved with special education, you should read this book." Sandra Koser Steingart, Ph.D, School Psychology Resources Online. In this practical, affordable book . . . the full text of IDEA 97 interspersed with valuable comments on the law and its interpretation . . . Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Family Educational Records and Privacy Act, landmark U.S. Supreme Court Decisions are also presented and discussed.
“A must have book for anyone who works in Special Education.” Margaret J. Kay, Ed.D. Psychologist, Pennsylvania. "Having observed first-hand Peter Wright's prowess in a hearing . . . he brings Special Education Law into focus through clear, concise use of normal language."
"Excellent guide. Well organized." Bill Matthew, Ph.D., Director of Special Education, Delano, CA. Regular and special educators need to equate the terms "appropriate" and "research-based" - they should not be mutually exclusive.
"As an active advocate . . . for children with Attention Deficit Disorder, this is the first book I turn to for help. This is not just another rehash of old ideas. I don't think you need this book. I know you need this book."
“Makes you feel you have an attorney
at the IEP table with you!" Janie Bowman (email@example.com) Olympia,
"One of most important how-to manuals ever written." Thom Hartmann (author of ADD: A Different Perception; Beyond ADD; Healing ADD; The Prophet's Way, and more) “Will help navigate through special education, and use the law to demand/get a good education for your child."
"What I would have given for such a wonderful resource at IEP meetings for my sons!" Sandra Britt, Past President, Learning Disabilities Association of America. "Never again should a parent go to an IEP meeting, mediation or due process hearing without being fully informed and prepared."
“One stop shopping for Special Education Law!” Patricia L. Howey, Special Education Consultant, Indiana (firstname.lastname@example.org) " . . . the pertinent education laws, codes, regulations, and landmark special education cases in one manual that fits easily into a briefcase for IEP meetings, hearings, appeals, mediations, workshops, conferences and seminars . . . a 'must have' for advocates, parents, and attorneys who want a 'one-stop shopping' legal resource."
". . . straightforward and direct, infused with the empathy and passion for children and youth with disabilities, their educational welfare, and their rights under special education law." Jamie Ruppman, advocate and mother of two sons with disabilities.
"As a practicing attorney-advocate for children with special education needs, my interest began with one of my daughters, a child with a disability. . . With this new book, parents and attorneys have the actual law at their fingertips to dispel misinformation and (sadly) disinformation from administrators in local school systems.
“The Special Education ‘Bible’”
Sonja Kerr, Esq. from Minnesota (email@example.com)
“Most useful all around resource for
special ed advocates.” Judith A. Gran (Judygran@aol.com) from Philadelphia,
“A “must-have” resource in Special Education!”
Yvonne M. Husic, Esq., Harrisburg, PA.
“This book saved me hours of frustrating
research.” Sharon S. England, Attorney at Law (SSEngland4@aol.com)
"Don't go to a hearing or school IEP
meeting without it!" William Laviano, Esq. (firstname.lastname@example.org), Ridgefield,
"This is like taking a mini-course on the law at one’s own pace." William F. Byrne, Esq.
"The law and regulations with succinct and insightful observations and guidance!" S. James Rosenfeld, Esq., EdLaw Center. "A valuable tool for every parent and advocate."
"I tell parents 'Don't leave home for a meeting at your child's school without it.'" Rosa A. Hagin, Ph.D. (Learning Disabilities Association of America Professional Advisory Board, Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology). "You never lose sight of the real beneficiaries of these laws - the students and their families."
"Concise, clear description of what the law means," Douglas Carnine, Ph.D., National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators. " . . . of value to every interested individual, from parents to university professors."
" . . . detailed, insightful analysis of the legal requirements . . . includes useful information from educational research and practical tips for dealing with school systems." Mark C. Weber, Professor of Law, DePaul University, author of Special Education Law and Litigation Treatise.