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Legal Aspects of Special Education



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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
Constitutional Law
Statutory Law
Regulatory Law
Case Law
History and Advocacy
The Birth of a Field
The Civil War Amendments
The Civil Rights Movements
Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens v
Pennsylvania (1972)
Mills 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
Special Education
The Six Pillars of IDEA
Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Appropriate Evaluation
Parent and Teacher Participation
Procedural Safeguards
Confidentiality of Information
Transition Services
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
Effective Dates
Public Services
Public Accommodations
Miscellaneous Provisions
IDEA 2004 Meets No Child Left Behind
Highly Qualified Teachers
Free and Appropriate Public Education
Federal Requirements
Understanding FAPE
The Rowley Decision
Post-Rowley Decisions
Procedural Errors
Service Delivery Models
Financial Considerations
School-Based Measures to Determine if FAPE is Achieved
Least Restrictive Environment
Federal Definition of LRE
Intent and Purpose of the LRE Requirement
Zero Reject
Determining the LRE
Roncker v
Walter (1983)
Daniel RRv
State Board of Educat
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