Wrightslaw: Special Education Law
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By Peter W.D. Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright, MA, MSW. ©2007. 2nd edition.
This new second edition is the much-anticipated revision of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law.
This resource contains information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) of 2004 and current government regulations that were finalized in late 2006. Parents, teachers, advocates, lawyers, service providers, and administrators will benefit from the up-to-date information provided in this handbook. Section one of the book begins with a brief history of special education law, including the basics on statutes, regulations, commentary, and case law. In section two, the authors provide an overview of IDEA 2004, describing how the law is organized and new requirements of the law. Also included are the table of statutes and the entire text of IDEA 2004 (parts A and B), including cross-references and strategies.
The authors again help the reader navigate through the law by providing footnotes that elaborate on the text as well as highlighting words and sections that have been added or updated. Section three reviews other federal statutes including: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001; the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act; and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act. Section four contains an overview of special education case law and actual Supreme Court cases that have helped shape the laws as they exist today. The appendices include information on resources, references, acronyms, abbreviations, and terms used in IDEA 2004. (Softcover; 442 pages.)