Manifest Determination

Discipline of Students in Special Education Series

Part 3 of 9

Manifest Determination

Introduction

At specific times, and for certain violations of the student code of conduct, IDEA's discipline procedures require school systems to conduct what is known as a "manifestation determination review." The purpose of this review is to determine whether or not the child’s behavior that led to the disciplinary infraction is linked to his or her disability. The focus of this issue of NASET’s Discipline of Students in Special Education series is to present an overview of the concept of Manifest Determination

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