Q & A Corner - Issue #46

NASET Q & A Corner

Questions and Answers on Parental Consent


One of parents’ most important rights is the right to give (or not give) their consent for certain actions of the school system with respect to their child with a disability. When the term consent is used in IDEA, or the term parental consent, it has the same meaning as the term informed written consent. It means that the parent has been fully informed regarding the action of the school system for which parental consent is being requested. The focus of this issue ofNASET’s Q & A Corner will be to address basic questions asked regarding consent.

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