What Happens First in my State? Mediation Before Filing a State Complaint?

Must mediation take place first – before a parent files a State Complaint? I live in Wyoming. The specifics and mechanics of mediation vary from state to state. In many states, Continue Reading →

Seeking Organizations & Informal Groups to Sign-on: Support IDEA Fairness Restoration Act

Last week, the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act was introduced in Congress to allow parents to recover expert witness fees when they prevail in due process hearings and court actions under Continue Reading →

OSEP Publishes Revised Q/A on Discipline

The implementing federal special education regulations for IDEA 2004 became effective in October 2006. Additional regulations were published in December 2008. In June 2009, OSEP published a revised series of Continue Reading →