To be a successful advocate you must:
- gather facts and information
- educate yourself about the local school district and state academic standards
- read special education laws, regulations, and cases to get answers to your questions
- know legal rights
- know the procedures that parents must follow to protect their rights and their child’s right to a free, appropriate public education
For a good overview of the law and a test of your knowledge, try a Wrightslaw quiz!