Resolving Disputes with Parents Series
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In drafting the provisions of IDEA, our nation's special education law, Congress clearly contemplated that, at times, there would be disagreements between parents of children with disabilities and the school districts providing special education and related services to their children. While it is expected that parents and school personnel will work in partnership to ensure children with disabilities are provided appropriate services, there are times when the child’s parents and school officials cannot reach consensus on what constitutes a free appropriate public education (FAPE) for an individual child. When such disagreements occur, parents and school districts can turn to IDEA’s procedural safeguards and dispute resolution options.
Resolving Disputes with Parents Series is now complete, but you'll find up to date, authoritative information about critical aspects of resolving conflicts under IDEA within this series.
Part 1 - Informal Approaches to Resolution
Part 2 - Filing a State Complaint
Part 3 - Mediation
Part 4 - The Due Process Complaint
Part 5 - The Resolution Process
Part 6 - The Due Process Hearing, Summarized
Part 8 - IDEA Special Education Resolution Meetings: A Guide for Parents of Children & Youth (Ages 3-21)
NASET would like to thank the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) for providing us with information for this series.