Special education is a procedure for reasoned decision-making in providing education to children with disabilities according to their unique needs, strengths, and weaknesses, and special education litigation is a way to correct the failings of the statutory process and to reset a statutory process that has gone awry. Whether you represent parents or school districts, this book is your guide through this statutory process, including analysis of the history of special education, the process of special education, the law of special education litigation issues, special education dispute resolution procedures, remedies, and invaluable practice tips. Other topics covered are the final decision of the hearing officer, the state complaint system, children in private schools, residency issues, evaluation, settlement agreements, hearings under the Rehabilitation Act, exhaustion of remedies in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, stay-put injunctions, and statutes of limitations and equitable tolling.
Authors: Joseph Selbka, Pluymert, MacDonald, Hargrove & Lee, Ltd., Hoffmann Estates, Sabrina Shafer, Breaking Autism, Inc,Lake Forest, Phil Milsk, Law Offices of Phil Milsk, New Lenox
Chapter 1 — History of Special Education
Chapter 2 — The Process of Special Education and Law of Special Education Litigation Issues
Chapter 3 — Special Education Dispute Resolution Procedures
Chapter 4 — Remedies
Chapter 5 — Practice Tips
Chapter 6 — Miscellaneous