In This Issue ...
April 18, 2017
Special Education Law & Advocacy Training
Apr 22 Pittsburgh, PA
May 3 Waterford, MI
May 13 Dunedin, FL
May 19 Napa Valley, CA
Section 504 makes it illegal for public schools to discriminate against children with disabilities. The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is responsible for resolving complaints of discrimination.
The federal regulations require your state Department of Education to provide information about state complaint procedures and how to resolve parent-school complaints.
Be careful when you use your state complaint system or OCR. If the investigator does not agree with your complaint, you may not be able to request a due process hearing on the same issue cited in your complaint.
In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you'll find out how to file complaints, warnings to heed, questions to ask before you proceed, and how to write compelling complaint letters that make a decision-maker want to rule in your favor.
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