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Mitchell Yell, Ph.D., is a Professor in Special Education and the Fred and Francis Lester Chair in Teacher Education in the College of Education at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. For the past 17 years, Dr. Yell has conducted extensive research and presented numerous workshops on developing individualized education programs (IEPs), formulating legally correct special education policies, and adopting best practices in educating students with disabilities. Prior to coming to the University of South Carolina, Dr. Yell was a special education teacher in Minnesota for 16 years. During this time he taught in elementary, middle, and secondary classrooms and special schools for students with learning disabilities, emotional and behavioral disorders, and autism. He has published 3 textbooks, 80 journal articles, and 16 book chapters and has conducted numerous workshops on special education law.
Chapter 1 Introduction to the American Legal System
Chapter 2 Legal Research in the law library and on the internet
Chapter 3 The History of Law and Children with Disabilities
Chapter 4 The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Chapter 5 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Chapter 6 The Americans with Disabilities Act
Chapter 7 The Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Chapter 8 Free Appropriate Public Education
Chapter 9 Related Services
Chapter 10 Identification, Assessment, and Evaluation
Chapter 11 The Individualized Education Program
Chapter 12 Least Restrictive Environment
Chapter 13 Procedural Safeguards
Chapter 14 Disciplining Students with Disabilities
Chapter 15 Additional Issues
Issue 1. The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Issue 2. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
Issue 3. Juvenile Justice
Issue 4. Liability for Student Injury
Issue 5. Search and Seizure
Appendix Relevant Sections of the U.S. Constitution
Index of Cases