Five Options, 1-2-3 (Current as of October 2017) (English and Spanish) (Center for Parent Information & Resources, CPIR)

Description:

In drafting the provisions of IDEA, our nation’s special education law, Congress clearly contemplated that, at times, there would be disagreements between parents of children with disabilities and the school districts providing special education and related services to their children.

While it is expected that parents and school personnel will work in partnership to ensure children with disabilities are provided appropriate services, there are times when the child’s parents and school officials cannot reach consensus on what constitutes a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for an individual child. When such disagreements occur, parents and school districts can turn to IDEA’s procedural safeguards and dispute resolution options.

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ADD/ADHD Autism Spectrum Disorder Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Dispute Resolution Elementary Emotional Disabilities Federal Laws Hearing Impairment High School Individualized Education Program (IEP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Intellectual Disabilities Learning Disability Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Parent/Family Professional Resources Speech/Language Impairment Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment