• What types of disability might qualify a child for special education and related services?

  • What programs and services are available for children with disabilities?

  • The individualized education program or (IEP)

  • How do the public schools screen and evaluate children to determine eligibility for special education and related services? The multidisciplinary team evaluation

  • Screening

  • What special rights and protections do children with disabilities and their parents have?

  • Rights and Protections Prior Written Notice

  • Consent

  • Protection in Evaluation Procedures

  • Independent Educational Evaluation

  • Timeline for requesting due process

  • Due Process Hearing Procedures

  • Filing and service of the due process hearing request

  • Contents of due process hearing request and challengingsufficiency of hearing request

  • Response to request

  • Determination of sufficiency of the due process hearing request

  • Resolution Session

  • Amended due process hearing request

  • Timeline for completion of due process hearing and disclosure of evaluations and recommendations

  • Due Process Hearing Rights

  • Decision of hearing officer

  • Civil action and attorney's fees

  • Child's status during administrative proceedings

  • Private school tuition reimbursement

  • Mediation

  • Rights under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Compliance complaints

  • Students who are mentally gifted

  • Student records and parent consent

  • Parent access ,directory information, and disclosure of records

  • Amendment of education records

  • Complaints to the United States Department of Education