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.
Schools are to give parents the Texas Education Agency (TEA) document Notice of Procedural Safeguards Rights of Parents of Students with Disabilities at least once a year. It is also to be given when an initial evaluation for special education services is begun or when a parent requests an evaluation, when the first state complaint or due process hearing complaint is made in a school year, and whenever a parent requests a copy. There are common mistakes that many parents make in regards to this document and their rights. […]