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For every course in Special Education Law and Education Law, or as a perfect supplement to any Educational Administration course,Legal Aspects of Special Educationwas written by a practitioner to help teachers, administrators, and advocates understand special education law in everyday language without excessive legalese or extraneous case law. Different in many ways from other special education law texts on the market, all of the elements ofthistext are intended to help its students obtain the most critical information about special education law and how it is applied in the real world. Some unique features include: a fascinating opening interview and then epilogue with Joe Ballard, a pioneer of the IDEA movement; a discussion of Response-to-Intervention (RTI) and the implication of IDEA 2004 for school districts; and a discussion of the history of special education and its link to the Civil Rights Movement. Additionally, the book provides case studies and application questions, critical thinking questions, the most current information on the laws including No Child Left Behind and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004, and a discussion of major trends changing the laws, including that of autism.
Table of Contents
|The Basics of Law|
|History and Advocacy|
|The Birth of a Field|
|The Civil War Amendments|
|The Civil Rights Movements|
|Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens v|
|Board of Education of the District of Columbia (1972)|
|The Pinnacle of Special Education Advocacy|
|The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act|
|Structure of the IDEA|
|Evolution of the Law|
|The Six Pillars of IDEA|
|Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)|
|Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)|
|Parent and Teacher Participation|
|Confidentiality of Information|
|Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973|
|Discrimination Under Section 504 FAPE|
|Eligibility for Services|
|Health and Medical Issues|
|The Americans with Disabilities Act|
|Purpose of the Act|
|Definition of a Disability|
|Structure of the Act|
|IDEA 2004 Meets No Child Left Behind|
|Highly Qualified Teachers|
|Free and Appropriate Public Education|
|The Rowley Decision|
|Service Delivery Models|
|School-Based Measures to Determine if FAPE is Achieved|
|Least Restrictive Environment|
|Federal Definition of LRE|
|Intent and Purpose of the LRE Requirement|
|Determining the LRE|
|State Board of Educat|
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