Saluting our Military Families

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Circulation: 93,087
ISSN: 1538-320
November 12, 2013

12 Things Every Military Parent Should KnowNovember is Military Family Month.

This week, we salute our military families and children.

Moving once every three years, military families who have children with special needs face unique financial, medical, and legal issues.

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will find information and resources to help military families locate programs, services, and supports to meet their needs.

Please don't hesitate to forward this series to other friends, families, or colleagues.

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videoPCS Moves & "Comparable IEPs"

Pete Wright explains when your child is entitled to a "comparable IEP." Learn about PCS, DoDI's, MIC3 and the differences between the Dept of Defense Instructions and IDEA 2004. The Military Child with Special Needsvideo

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A Must Read! Legal Issues: Military Families with Special Needs

Articles by LTC Elizabeth Schuchs-Gopaul, USAF:

Finding the Right Program for your child before you move.

Legal Issues Facing Military Families with Special Needs Children.


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12 Things Military Parents Should Know

#4: Parents changing public schools should receive “comparable services” at the child’s new school.

Learn what IDEA 2004 says about transfers in state and out of state when you Change Schools and IEPs.

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IDEA Requirements When Military Children Move

OSEP guidance to school districts to ensure that military children receive required special education and related services.

1. Highly mobile children should have timely and expedited evaluations and eligibility determinations.

2. Comparable services include services during the summer, such as Extended School Year (ESY) services.


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