BASIC TIPS FOR PARENTS
Make all requests to the school in writing, not just verbally
Provide important information about your student to the school in writing, not just verbally
Consent to school assessment/evaluation plans (testing) right away in most cases
TOP RESOURCES FOR PARENTS:
Special Education Rights and Responsibilities, free online book by Disability Rights CA and CASE
From Emotions to Advocacy, book by Wrightslaw
17 Tips for Getting Quality Special Education Services for Your Child, by Disability Rights CA
Parent Training and Information Center classes, resources and materials
Information packets and help sheets by Matrix Parents
Sample letters, by Disability Rights CA and CASE
These books and resources will help you to avoid mistakes and delays helping your child.
If you cannot afford item 2, go to your Parent Training and Information Center to read it.
Take the free classes that parent centers offer.
Read your "Procedural Safeguards" (rights) at:
Parent Training & Information Centers
ATTORNEYS AND OTHER ADVOCATES
List of advocates and attorneys at the OAH website
COPAA Directory of Attorneys/Advocates
COPAA: Guidelines for choosing an advocate
Important 2017 Supreme Court Decision
Endrew F. v Douglas County School District is a 2017 decision by the U.S. Supreme Court about special education.
Questions and Answers (Q&A) on the 2017 U. S. Supreme Court Case Decision Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1