Due Process Success: A Case Study

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ISSN: 1538-320
April 2, 2019

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image of gavelIn the Wrightslaw model of special education advocacy, you prepare for a worst case scenario.

If you are like most parents, you want the school to provide your child with quality special education services and supports - and, you want to avoid a due process hearing.

You hope for the best, but prepare for the worst - the Rule of Adverse Assumptions. (You learned about the Rule in this issue.)

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn how to avoid the conflict of due process and how to prepare if you must go to a due process hearing. Find a success story of how one family prevailed at due process - they refused to give up!

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Prevailing at Due Process: Compensatory Services and an IEP!

How can parents prevail at due process? You must learn how to use letters, documents, and independent witnesses to prove your case.

Your job is to present your case in an organized manner. Give the decision-maker enough good factual information to reach a conclusion in your favor.

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Sample Letter: Due Process Complaint Letter

In our success story, Josh and his parents wrote a due process complaint letter to request a due process hearing. The detailed play by play -

  • documented every detail and concern
  • described no blame, no dispute
  • told the story using facts only

(Learn how to model a letter on Wrightslaw's Letter to the Stranger.)

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Surviving Due Process

Find out how attorneys for parents and schools prepare for due process hearings.

See direct examination and cross-examination of witnesses, objections and arguments between counsel, and rulings by the hearing officer.

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How to Prepare for a Due Process Hearing

If you do not plan and organize the pursuit, you are likely to wind up as road kill.

Vermont advocate Brice Palmer focuses on importance of planning and organizing and describes how preparation from the beginning is crucial to success.

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