Special Education “Know Your Rights” Workshop – English

Disability Justice, Education, Special Education

Click below to download the full presentation from our Special Education “Know Your Rights” workshop held on June 8, 2021.

Topics include:
• Basics of special education rights and procedures, including the least restrictive environment requirement, functional behavioral assessments / behavior intervention plans, and the IEP meeting.
• Getting and using independent educational evaluations — and what to do when you encounter roadblocks.
• The rights of students with disabilities who attend charter schools — and tips for parents and guardians considering these schools.
• How to advocate for your child who has experienced abuse, harassment, or mistreatment by school staff or contractors in the Department of Education: how to file a complaint, your right to information and participation about any incident, investigation, or follow-up, and a student’s right to be protected from harm during and after an investigation
• Your right to language interpretation at school meetings and to translated educational documents, so you can participate in your child’s education.


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