Legal Aspects of Special Education

ISBN-10: 0131173464
ISBN-13: 9780131173460
Edition: 2009
Authors: Kurt E. Hulett
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List price: $60.20
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 3/27/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Written by a practitioner for students, it leaves the excessive legalese at the door, features an accessible manner using "everyday language" that readers will appreciate. All of the elements of this text are intended to help its students obtain the most critical information about special education law and how it is applied in the real world. Features a fascinating opening interview and then epilogue with Joe Ballard, a pioneer of the IDEA movement; includes a discussion of Response-to-Intervention (RTI) and the implication of IDEA 2004 for school districts; A unique discussion of the history of special education and its link to the Civil Rights Movement; Includes the most current information on the most important laws affecting educators today, specifically the "No Child Left Behind Act" and the "Individuals with Disabilities Improvement Act of 2004; Case Studies, Application Questions, and Critical Thinking Questions" are featured throughout the text to help students situate the content, discern how the law is applied in the real world, and learn about the importance of educators' compliance with the law in everyday practice, will enable readers to think deeply beyond the content at hand, and to critically analyze important legal issues in relation to special education. For courses in Special Education Law, Education Law, or as a supplement to Educational Administration courses.

The Basics of Law
Constitutional Law
Statutory Law
Regulatory Law
Case Law
History and Advocacy
The Birth of a Field
The Civil War Amendments
The Civil Rights Movements
Advocacy
Pennsylvania Association for Retarded Citizens v
Pennsylvania (1972)
Mills v
Board of Education of the District of Columbia (1972)
The Pinnacle of Special Education Advocacy
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Structure of the IDEA
Evolution of the Law
Special Education
The Six Pillars of IDEA
The IEP
Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)
Appropriate Evaluation
Parent and Teacher Participation
Procedural Safeguards
Confidentiality of Information
Transition Services
Discipline
Enforcement
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Discrimination Under Section 504 FAPE
LRE
Accommodations
Eligibility for Services
Evaluation
Placement
Health and Medical Issues
Enforcement
Funding
Discipline
The Americans with Disabilities Act
Purpose of the Act
Definition of a Disability
Structure of the Act
Effective Dates
Employment
Public Services
Public Accommodations
Telecommunications
Miscellaneous Provisions
Evaluation
IDEA 2004 Meets No Child Left Behind
Highly Qualified Teachers
Accountability
Assessments
Free and Appropriate Public Education
Federal Requirements
Understanding FAPE
The Rowley Decision
Post-Rowley Decisions
Procedural Errors
Service Delivery Models
Autism
Financial Considerations
School-Based Measures to Determine if FAPE is Achieved
Least Restrictive Environment
Federal Definition of LRE
Intent and Purpose of the LRE Requirement
Terminology
Zero Reject
Determining the LRE
Litigation
Roncker v
Walter (1983)
Daniel RRv
State Board of Educat

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