Dustin Rynders, Disability Rights Texas provides an overview of key parental rights in special education including and practical tips on how to protect their child’s interest. The presentation will include identification, evaluation, ARD procedures, placement and discipline protections.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 04), the 2004 reauthorization of the IDEA, guarantee all students with disabilities between the ages of 3 and 21 the right to a free, appropriate public education designed to meet each student’s individual needs. There are six principles under IDEA that guarantee the rights of children with disabilities and their families. […]
Comments that Parents Hear: “We have held __ IEP meetings this year. Your child is progressing with the current IEP, so we do not need another meeting.”firstname.lastname@example.orgT12:02:01-05:00
Recall the Law The IEP must include "a statement of the program modifications or supports for school personnel that will be provided to enable the child— (i) To advance appropriately toward attaining the annual goals; (ii) To be involved in and make progress in the general education curriculum in accordance with paragraph (a)(1) of this section, and to participate in extracurricular and other nonacademic activities;" 300.320(a)(4) "(a) Development of IEP—(1) General. In developing each child’s IEP, the IEP Team must consider— ... (ii) The concerns of the parents for enhancing the education of their child;" 300.324(a)(ii) "Agreement. (i) In making changes [...]