A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

What Parents, Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know

Author: Matthew Cohen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846429217

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 9112

Disability law can be complex and intimidating, so how can concerned parents use it to ensure their child with a disability receives the appropriate education they are legally entitled to? A Guide to Special Education Advocacy gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Despite the many services and accommodations that have been made for students with disabilities, such as the use of Braille or providing specialized education in a regular or special classroom, many children with disabilities do not get the services they need and are not placed in appropriate programs or settings. Because of this, the perception of disability often remains unchanged. Matthew Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability. This book will provide parents, people with disabilities, professionals and clinicians thinking about special education advocacy with an overview of current disability law and how it works, identifying practical ways for building positive and effective relationships with schools.

Special Education Advocacy

Author: Ruth Colker,Julie K. Waterstone,Yael Zakai Cannon,Laura N. Rinaldi,Esther Canty-Barnes,Jane R. Wettach,Brenda Berlin,Jennifer N. Rosen Valverde

Publisher: LexisNexis

ISBN: 0327176105

Category: Law

Page: 746

View: 6778

Professors Colker and Waterstone, and the eight contributors to discrete chapters of Special Education Advocacy, have collaborated to try to provide students and lawyers with the basic tools they need to be effective advocates in educational cases involving children with disabilities. Special Education Advocacy is designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of special education advocates. By using examples and simulations based on real cases, the authors and contributors hope to illuminate the major principles that are important to successful advocacy on behalf of children with disabilities.

Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book

What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education

Author: Rich Weinfeld,Michelle Davis


ISBN: 1593633092

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 620

Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education is a unique handbook that teaches parents how to work with schools to achieve optimal learning situations and accommodations for their child's needs.

Making a Difference

Advocacy Competencies for Special Education Professionals

Author: Craig R. Fiedler

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon


Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 8220

Making a Difference: Advocacy Competencies for Special Education Professionals is the only single comprehensive source on the role and responsibility of special education professionals as advocates for children with disabilities. Most pre-service educational programs only cursorily cover the topic of advocacy, leaving many to enter the field without the knowledge and skills necessary for effective advocacy. This highly specialized book fills this training void by presenting the competencies, dispositions, knowledge, and skills necessary to become an effective advocate. Pre-service and in-service educators are introduced to topics such as ethical disposition, special education law, dispute resolution mechanisms, interpersonal communication skills, collaboration skills, and conflict resolution skills. In addition, numerous vignettes and case studies throughout help readers connect text concepts to real-life issues. Compassionate and informative, this book helps special education professionals learn how to make a difference in the educational lives of children with disabilities. For special education teachers and administrators.


From Emotions to Advocacy : the Special Education Survival Guide

Author: Peter W. D. Wright,Pamela Darr Wright

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: 382

View: 5504

Aimed at parents of and advocates for special needs children, explains how to develop a relationship with a school, monitor a child's progress, understand relevant legislation, and document correspondence and conversations.

American Special Education

A History of Early Political Advocacy

Author: Gerard Giordano

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820486956

Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 6059

This book is an account of the epic struggle for special education in America's schools. It chronicles the actions of community leaders, families, caregivers, instructors, physicians, scientists, lawyers, judges, lawmakers, businesspersons, journalists, social activists, and persons with disabilities. It details the creation of facilities in which special learners would be safe, productive, independent, respected, and self-fulfilled. The book discusses techniques for assessing the presence, scope, and etiology of disabilities. Finally, "American Special Education "describes novel, sometimes expensive, and frequently controversial interventions, and places each development within the remarkable confluence of social and political circumstances that propelled the transformation of special education.

The Complete IEP Guide

How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child

Author: Lawrence M. Siegel

Publisher: Nolo

ISBN: 1413323863

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 9272

Put the law on your child's side Federal law guarantees every child a free, appropriate education, and the goal of the Individualized Education Program (IEP) is to assure that every child with special needs receives what the law promises. But if you have a special ed child, you know that your family must make sure the school follows through. This powerful book covers: eligibility rules and assessments working with outside experts developing your child's ideal educational program preparing for and attending IEP meetings develop a blueprint of program and services, and resolving disputes with school districts. Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user-friendly, plain English guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child. This edition of The Complete IEP Guide provides key forms, sample letters and resources you need at every stage of the IEP process. With it, you can make sure your child gets a good education—the education he or she deserves.

The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

Over 400 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Every Educator Needs to Know about the Legal Rights of Exceptional Children and Their Parents

Author: George A. Giuliani

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1849058822

Category: Education

Page: 315

View: 3493

This useful handbook provides educators with a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with special needs that they support. Written in a user-friendly Q and A format, it covers all of the key areas of special education law including Free Appropriate Public Education, related services, and discipline.

Advocacy, Self-Advocacy and Special Needs

Author: Philip Garner,Sarah Sandow

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429953445

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 1662

First published in 1995. This book concerns aspects of decision-making by, or on behalf of, children who have special educational needs. This is an area of concern, given that little attention had previously been given to the views of children on matters relating to their education. The book examines various themes relating to ‘advocacy’, in relation to classroom practice, school organisation and professional development in all phases of education. Additionally, the role of parents and of support agencies is considered. Each theme is developed by an author with expertise in that field, and the emphasis of the book is upon the practical considerations of implementing advocacy programmes in schools.

Special Education Law

A Guide for Parents, Advocates, and Educators

Author: Steven S. Goldberg

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1461592453

Category: Law

Page: 240

View: 5673

To any professional concerned with exceptional children, it would be the greatest understatement to say that the courts and legislatures have had a tremendous impact on the field of speeial education. Especially in the last decade, a flood of litigation filed to develop and define the right to education of previously unserved handicapped children has left no special education teacher, school adminis trator, nurse, educational psychologist, or pediatrician unaffected-either be cause these professionals are daily called upon to help children, or because they may come forward as witnesses on behalf of children who are the subjects of special education meetings, individualized education programs, placement hear ings, or judicial proceedings. Thus, for these people, questions regarding a student's legal rights are immediate and pervasive. This book developed out of the need to provide nonlegal professionals with a lawyer's view of the huge body of court cases and federal laws and regulations that affect their practice as well as their students and clients. An introductory chapter provides the historical basis of the current interface between law and special education. The Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975 and Sec tion 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and their regulations promulgated in 1977, are the major national laws in the field ~nd are therefore described in Chapters 2 and 3.

Your Special Education Rights

What Your School District Isnâ€TMt Telling You

Author: Jennifer Laviano,Julie Swanson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1510719407

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 383

Drawing on decades of experience, Jennifer Laviano, a high-profile special education attorney, and Julie Swanson, a sought-after special education advocate, help parents of students with disabilities navigate their school systems to get the services they need for their children. Parents will find no other book on special education like Your Special Education Rights. Julie and Jennifer demystify the federal laws that govern the rights of public school children with disabilities and explain how school districts often ignore or circumvent these laws. They pull the curtain back on the politics of special education, exposing truths that school districts don’t want you to know, such as the fact that teachers are often under extraordinary pressure not to spend resources on services. Most importantly, they outline the central rights you and your child have regarding your child’s education. Did you know that you can refer your child for a special education evaluation? That you can ask for a second opinion if you disagree with the results of some or all of the testing? That you are entitled to parent counseling, training, and more? They also show you how to take that knowledge and apply it to advocating for your child. Here’s what you need to know about the paperwork you will have to complete, detailed information on how to advocate for your child and how to craft language in documents that benefit your child, and more. Filled with vital information and invaluable resources, Your Special Education Rights gives you the information you need to help your child succeed in school and beyond.

Critical Voices on Special Education

Problems and Progress Concerning the Mildly Handicapped

Author: Scott B. Sigmon

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791403198

Category: Education

Page: 265

View: 1684

The authors of this work address special education's most pressing concern: the inappropriate placement into special education programs of millions of students who fall behind or do not conform well enough to the academic or behavioral standards of today's public schools. Too often, these students are misdiagnosed as "mildly handicapped" and are presumed to have some physical or sensory disability. In fact, this formal labeling practice may carry consequences that are not only self-defeating and potentially ruinous for the stigmatized individual pupil, but also ultimatley threatenting to society as a whole. The book includes contemporary discussions about needed institutional change, the shortcomings of practice currently in vogue and related to the education of the so-called mildly handicapped, and an appeal for new attitudes toward children that recognizes them as individual learners. The authors offer a unique combination of practical solutions to help set the course for more humane, efficacious educational practice with students who have difficulty learning. They discuss preplacement interventions such as teaching learning strategies, effective short-term counseling, and new ways to assess reading for instructional, rather than "special" placement, purposes.

The Role of Special Education Interest Groups in National Policy

Author: Tiina Itkonen

Publisher: Cambria Press

ISBN: 1604976268

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 1266

This is an important book for readers with a specific interest in special education policy and political scientists who are more generally interested in the broader questions of public policy making. Itkonen investigates what types of groups participate in special education somewhere on a continuum between interest group and social movement; the relationship between group types and how they frame policy interests; how groups negotiate differences among themselves and with policy makers; and the relationships between a group's organizational character, its choice of targets and strategies, how it frames its policy interest, its arenas of action, its effectiveness in the legislative and judicial arenas, and the kinds of issue positions it takes.

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Author: Thom Hartmann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783795007355


Page: 168

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