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Special Education

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Lending Library - Books (6)

Online Resources (2)

Books

Everyday Guide to Special Education Law, The
by Randy Chapman
This book is not intended to be a legal treatise on special education case law. It is meant to be an everyday guide to special education law to help parents, advocates, students with disabilities, and educators to understand the basic requirements of the IDEA, Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It offers, in simple language, lots of information of great service to the parents that need guidance on how to exercise, in the school, the rights of their children with disabilities.

Special Education Dictionary
by LRP Publications
The Special Education Dictionary contains more than 1,300 entries--words and phrases that you can look to for concise, easy-to access explanations. The entries cover a wide range of topics. This comprehensive dictionary cross-references definitions to other defined and related terms. (parents & professionals)

Special Education: A Parent's Guide For Children's Success
by Michael T. Bailey
Over six million American families are involved in special education, and the numbers are growing. The complex web of laws, regulations, personalities and stresses, combined with anxiety over raising a child with a disability, have made special education advocacy an impenetrable maze to many parents. The book presents the complexities of the process in a simple-to-understand way and offers practical tips, checklists, and strategies on how to make the system work to insure the educational success of all children.

The Complete Guide to Special Education
by Linda Wilmshurst & Alan W. Brue
This book explores the special education process-from testing and diagnosis to IEP meetings and advocating for special needs children. Step by step the authors reveal the stages of identification, assessment, and intervention, and help readers to better understand special needs children's legal rights and how to become an active, effective member of a child's educational team.

What Do I Do When: The Answer Book on Special Education Practice and Procedures
by Steven E. Lake, Esq.
This book is designed to provide fast but authoritative answers to questions and provide a roadmap for more exploration.

You, Your Child, and Special Education: A Guide to Dealing with the System

Overwhelmed and intimidated: that's how many parents feel when they're dealing with the complex special education system. How can they transform themselves into confident, knowledgeable advocates and get their children the free appropriate public education they're entitled to? The answers are in this empowering, no-nonsense guide, a comprehensive update of the resource parents have relied on for more than 17 years. Packed with sample letters and dialogues, realistic vignettes, and solutions to large and small problems, this practical survival guide will help parents become strong, independent, and effective advocates--so that their children will get the education they need to reach their full potential.

Online Resources

ND Department of Public Instruction (DPI)
Agency/Organization

NDDPI is a recognized and respected leader in providing a system of support to schools to ensure that all students have the opportunity to achieve their maximum potential and become life-long learners. Their mission is to partner with schools and communities to provide a statewide system of excellent service and support to ensure a healthy school environment that fosters student success.

The Top 10 Basics of the Special Education Process
Webinar

Are you are a parent or an educator new to the special education process implemented in ND schools? This webinar will provide participants with an overview of the basic steps in the special education process from referral to IEP review.

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