Complete IEP Guide, The: How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child

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Nolo, 2009 - Education - 368 pages
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The acclaimed book for parents whose children have special education needs.
Your special needs child needs a special education, and as a parent, you face a number of obstacles as you work with your school district to develop an Individual Education Plan (IEP): Lots of steps, complicated paperwork and intimidating procedures may seem like too much to take on......but you can do it, and The Complete IEP Guide can help.
"The Complete IEP Guide" offers vital information, useful strategies and -- most importantly -- encouragement as you secure your child's education, step by step. It includes everything you need to:
understand your child's rights
untangle eligibility rules and assessments
collect all school records
draft goals and objectives
pinpoint specific problems
develop a blueprint of program and services
research school programs and alternative
prepare for IEP meetings
resolve disputes with your school district
The 6th edition is completely updated to reflect the latest -- and major -- changes to federal regulations concerning your special education student. Plus, you'll get the latest facts on judicial rulings regarding IEPs.
Whether you're new to the IEP process or entering it once again, this user-friendly guide is your outline for an effective educational experience for your child.

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User Review  - fugitive - LibraryThing

This is one of those classic Nolo works that covers a niche subject, and covers it well. Other reviewers have called this a "bible" for those with a special ed child and I can't disagree. This is one ... Read full review

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User Review  - Rachel - Goodreads

This book was extremely helpful and informative. Even though I found myself wishing I had read it sooner, I was still able to gather crucial advice and information that will certainly aide in future ... Read full review

About the author (2009)

Lawrence Siegel has been a Special Education Attorney and Advocate since 1979, and has represented children with disabilities extensively in IEPs, due process, complaints, and legal action before legislative and policy bodies. Mr. Siegel is the founder and Director of the National Deaf Education Project, which works to ensure that the fundamental communication needs of deaf and hard of hearing children are part of the educational system. He lives in Fairfax, California, with his wife and two daughters.

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