In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will find clear, concise answers to frequently asked questions about IEPs.
Learn what the law says about:
... IEP Teams and IEP Meetings
... Parental Rights and Consent
... Steps in Developing the IEP
... Placement, Transition, Assistive Technology
... Strategies to Resolve Disagreements
Wrightslaw: All About IEPs is a FAQs book, not an encyclopedia of every conceivable question anyone could ask. As you read these questions and answers, you may feel like you are having a conversation with Pete, Pam, and Sue. Or you may feel like you are reading an advice column. Wrightslaw: All About IEPs answers more than 200 questions and guides you through scenarios. It describe legal issues that you may encounter if you have a child with a disability who receives special education services, rights and responsibilities, and explains the law in plain language.
The book also includes resources if you want or need to go deeper, plus chapter endnotes citing authority for the answers. If you take the book to a school meeting, you will have the law, regulation, OSEP publication, or commentary the authors themselves relied upon in theirr answers. Also included are recommended resources, advocate's tips, and checklists, two appendices, a glossary of terms, a bibliography of references, and an index.
Pete and Pam Wright are authors of several best-selling books, including Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition. The Wrights are also Adjunct Professors of Law at the William and Mary Law School.
Sandra Webb O'Connor provides wise advice and reliable information as the editor of The Special Ed Advocate from Wrightslaw, the #1 ranked special education web site.
"Wrightslaw: All About IEPs has given me my voice. I didn't have one before. Parents have to be armed with the accurate information and encouragement. That is what you give to us. It is empowerment in it's purest form."--Susan Bruce, Region 3 Regional Education Coordinator for PROand#42Parents of South Carolina, Inc.
"This book is a great resource for parents and educators."--Dr. Mary Beth Gustafson, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, Pocono Mountain School District, PA
"The endnotes as a source of authority are great! If parents cannot find the authority, all they have is their opinion. Opinion has no standing at an IEP meeting."--Sue Whitney, New Hampshire Advocate
"Great chapter on "IEP Team and IEP Team Meetings," great to read before our IEP next week."--Lisa Nagy and Frans Tax, Professors, University of AZ.
192 pages. 2009