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Circulation: 85, 497
ISSN: 1538-320
June 14, 2011

Special Education FAQs

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate, Wrightslaw provides information & resources on special ed topics and answers some of your frequently asked questions.

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Mainstreaming and Inclusion

Is there a legal definition of self contained classroom?

Answer: There is no legal definition of “self contained classroom” in the federal statute. The term is not in the the law.

More on LRE, Mainstreaming, and Inclusion.


Editor's Choice: Self-Advocacy

What is self-advocacy and why is it important?

Answer: IEPs end after high school. So do the rights of parents under Section 504 and IDEA.

Learn how to make a successful transition to life after high school by finding your own voice. Read Self-Advocacy: Know Yourself, Know What You Need, Know How to Get It


Can't travel?

Train at home - on your computer!

Wrightslaw Multimedia Training on CD-ROM

FAQs about Law & Advocacy Training

1. I'm a parent new to special ed. Where can I go for advocacy training?

2. What training is available to help me be best prepared to advocate for others?

Find a Wrightslaw Special Education Law & Advocacy Training Program near you! Our goal is to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to advocate effectively for children with disabilities.

3. How can I get an advocacy training conference in MN?

Wrightslaw does not determine when and where programs are held. We rely on individuals and organizations to contract with us to bring a program to your city. Here's how to Bring a Wrightslaw Training to Your Area.


Settlement Agreements

Should we settle or fight?

Answer: In general, it is advisable to prepare seriously for mediation negotiations and to make a good faith effort to settle. You need to learn how to negotiate and prepare a Settlement Agreement in special education disputes.

Demystifying Settlement Agreements explains how settlement agreements should be structured, and common pitfalls to avoid.


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