How IDEA Can Help You Help Your Child from the National Center for Learning Disabilities
To obtain the following fact sheets go to the Education
Law Center-PA web site: (Click on: "Publications") or call Education
· "The Special Education Process in Pennsylvania"
· "Multidisciplinary Evaluations and Re-evaluations"
· "The Individualized Education Program" (IEP)
· "Special Education Placements"
· "Key Timelines Within the Pennsylvania Special Education Systems"
· "Special Education Discipline"
· "What to Do When a Special Education Program is Just Not Working"
· "Extended School Year"
· "Compensatory Education"
· "Assistive Technology for Special Needs Students"
and Advocacy Online Training
The one-day special education law and advocacy program focuses on four areas:
obtain information about the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB), go to:
NCLB - Wright's
Law. and Parent's
Guide to No Child Left Behind.
From the U.S. Department of Eduction, see:
No Child Left Behind: A Parents Guide and No Child Left Behind: A Toolkit for Teachers
in Education is a self-study course designed to help parents of children
with disabilities navigate the special education system.
Information regarding The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
Appendix A of IDEA (" Individualized Education Programs") (Click on "Search for Info", click on NICHCY Pubs; enter "Appendix A" after search.)
PA Dept. of Education web
site, Click on "K-12 Schools", to access:
· Special Education and information: Click on "Special Education"(717-783-6913) "Basic Education Circulars" (BECs) Scroll down to "Basic Education Circulars"