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Parenting Classes again for those in need of support.
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Troubling Signs that the Public Special Education System is Failing your Child
NO ONE IS LISTENING. Students are turned away from FAPE, refused evaluations and classifications, denied services, suspended for disability behaviors, encouraged to drop-out, bullied, illegally restrained, declassified, denied due process rights and the list goes on. These are troubling signs that your child needs are not being met by your district.
You need not suffer alone! Contact Us For Help!
Supreme Court Ruling
The Supreme Court ruled that Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) must give students with disabilities more than a "deminimis" or minimal, educational benefit. See below for article related to this case and the Supreme Court Ruling.
Parental Rights in Special Education
Special Education Advisor Blog
10. Parents have the right to request that their child be assessed for Special Education without delay
9. Parents have the right to list all of their concerns in the IEP.
8. Parents have a right to request a new IEP meeting to be held within 30 days of a written request when an IEP is already already in place.
7. Parents have the right to participate in the IEP meeting have their opinions heard and noted.
6. Parents have the right to bring any person to an IEP meeting with knowledge of the child or the child’s disability including advocates and attorneys.
5. Parents have the right to review and receive copies of their child’s educational records.
4. Parents have the right to consent, refuse to consent or revoke consent for special education for their child.
3. Parents have the right to receive Prior Written Notice when a school district proposes a change in a child’s placement or refuses parent’s request.
2. Parents have the right to ask for Independent Education Evaluation at public expense when they disagree with the District's assessments.
1. Parents have the right to file complaints, including state complaints and due process complaints disagree with parts or all of the IEP.
We currently have 650 members through-out the
Mid-Hudson Valley Region
IF YOU NEED HELP
To see the Career Developmental Occupational Studies Graduation Pathway Options, NY State Board of
Regents, June 2016
Orange County Youth Bureau
Children, Youth, and Family Service Directory
SAMPLE ADVOCACY LETTERS
The Family Resource Network is dedicated to supporting families through provision of information and support. Open the link to view sample letters such as “Sample Letter Requesting an Independent Evaluation” and “Sample Letter Requesting an IEP Team Meeting.”
New York State Education Department, Revised Sample Complaint Form
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special education issues. PULSES does not promote, endorse, or have related partnerships with any of the listed resources.