Legal Developments & Cases: Behavior Problems – School Refuses to Help?

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 …daughter with behavior problems, school refuses to help. What are my rights?

In Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016, you’ll 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.

You will also 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.

…What about a boy who is leaving school at 20 yrs old. His IEP was the same year after year – so he just gave up. Is it too late to try for quality services for him now?

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

…A parent requested an IEE, the school refused and requested due process against the parent. What should they 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.

The special education landscape is rapidly changing. You must stay up-to-date on new cases and legal developments to advocate effectively.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016

This unique book includes:

  • All key decisions from Courts of Appeals in 2016
  • Four decisions selected “Cases of the Year”

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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.
  • an educator or related services provider, you need to know about new legal decisions and policies so you can effectively do your job.
  • an advocate or attorney who assists families of children with disabilities, you need to stay current on legal decisions and rulings.

In addition, this book includes:

  • Cases about abuse and discrimination against children with disabilities filed by the Department of Justice
  • Policy and Guidance from the Department of Education on diverse topics including:
    *Section 504 and Students with ADHD
    *Discrimination against students with disabilities
    *Providing behavioral supports in IEP
    *Rights of children with disabilities in public charter school
    *Restraint and seclusion
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10/08/2018 2:01 pm

Can a child only be EBD at school? My son does not have behavior problems at home, only this year at school and the school wants to label him EBD. I agreed to a psych and his information along with my information does not show emotionality but the teacher ratings do so the school qualified him as EBD. I disagreed with the eligibility.

10/07/2018 5:19 am

This is my daughter, please just watch. I’m doing this so or children are heard and not dismissed. She should have been tested years ago. Schools talk about “she has behaviors”. No she has triggers. They ignored her IEP and they ignored her crying on the ground. My heart is broken.
Story of my life…
I don’t have a lawyer.

10/08/2018 3:08 pm
Reply to  Sarah

If you have not done so, contact your parent training, and information project.

03/23/2018 3:55 pm

Please help! I am in a similar situation. My son has behavior problems at his school and I have requested a functional behavior assessment, but the school continues to forget about it. I have sent many emails to the principal reminding her to do the assessment and she keeps telling me that she will, but it doesn’t happen. What can I do?

03/23/2018 5:20 pm
Reply to  Elizabeth

I suggest sending your written request to the special ed director, indicating that you have been asking for some time. Your state parent training, & information project can assist you.

06/09/2017 5:06 am

What kind of behavior problems? What has school done to help? I am a special education teacher. The school has to provide services in the least restrictive environment. What does her IEP say the school is going to do? She should have a BIP, behavior intervention plan. Look over that. If they refuse to follow her BIP, that is illegal. Have u talked to special ed director? Principal, superintendent of school? If they are not following the BIP and refuse to comply, get u a good lawyer familiar with special ed. Laws.

03/15/2018 12:11 pm
Reply to  Julie

Everything works fine if you can afford a lawyer. Unfortunately the horrible school systems know who can’t afford them and do everything they can to deny fape and laugh about it

03/19/2018 2:52 pm
Reply to  Bonnie

While this happens, Congress recognized it, & put some things in place to try & assist parents. Parents can use the state complaint, & mediation processes without having an attorney. Congress also funded disability rights (legal services), & parent training & information projects in every state.