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Special Education in America – Essential Knowledge

Rights & Responsibilities for Special Education in America - For School Administrators, Principals, Teachers, & Parents
Richard Capone
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Learn the legal rights of children with disabilities in America's education system
Understand the legal responsibilities of schools to provide educational services to children with disabilities
Understand the procedures of special education programs that are effectively implemented
Master best-practices for the implementation of special education programs
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In this course, you will learn everything you need to know about the rights of children with disabilities in the American education system.

If you are a principal looking to understand best-practices for adhering to and implementing special education services within your school, if you are a school administrator looking to ensure that best-practices are adhered to within your district and financial legal liabilities are avoided, if you are a teacher looking to understand how to most effectively serve students with disabilities and what rights they have to educational services under the law, if you are a parent looking to understand the civil rights of your child with disabilities within the American education system, or if you are a parent who is wondering if your child might have disabilities and how to have your child assessed, this course is perfect for you.

There are a variety of laws and regulations which protect the rights of children with disabilities in the American education system. This course will cover those laws, along with best-practices for the successful implementation of those laws in schools.

Perfect for principals, school administrators, teachers, and parents this course will give you a thorough understanding of the rights of children with disabilities within the American education system. The course will also cover best-practices for providing educational services to students with disabilities.

Taught by one of the world’s leading experts in special education, Dr. Kurt Hulett will cover the following topics in this course:

  • Special education essentials

  • Know your students

  • Well trained teachers

  • Language matters

  • Be a leader

  • Special education overview

  • Educational options

  • Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  • Understand the IEP

  • The moral imperative

  • State requirements

  • Be the change

  • Civil rights and equality in education

  • Introduction

  • History of civil rights

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

  • Introduction to IDEA

  • The 6 major principles

  • Principle #1 – Appropriate Evaluation

  • Principle #2 – Fair and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

  • Principle #3 – Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

  • Principle #4 – Individualized Education Program (IEP)

  • Principle #5 – parent participation

  • Principle #6 – procedural safeguards

  • Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

  • IDEA 4 parts

  • IDEA 6 major principles

  • Hands-on exercises – level 2

  • Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

  • Introduction

  • IDEA safeguards

  • Rowley 1982 – the low bar

  • Endrew F. 2017 – the higher bar

  • Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

  • Continuum of alternative placements

  • Example #1 – collaborate with parents

  • Example #2 – guiding principles

  • Oberti 1993 – appropriate inclusion

  • Rachel H. 1994 – four criteria

  • Individualized Education Program (IEP) – essentials

  • Areas of implementation

  • Components to include

  • Present Level of Academic Achievement and Functional Performance (PLAAFP)

  • Quick review – IDEA

  • Include in an IEP – I

  • Include in an IEP – II

  • Include in an IEP – III

  • IEP – deeper dive

  • Three areas to focus

  • Deeper dive – overview I

  • Deeper dive – overview II

  • Deeper dive – PLAAFP

  • IEP – annual goals

  • Goal composition

  • Goal creation

  • Goal implementation

  • IEP – conducting the meeting

  • Attendees

  • Roles and responsibilities

  • Quick review – IEP meetings

  • The chairperson

  • Know the child

  • IEP – ensuring successful meetings

  • Meeting soft skills

  • Quick review – soft skills

  • Leadership guiding principles

  • IEP & goals – common questions I

  • IEP & goals – common questions II

  • IEP – parent participation

  • Regulation and parental rights

  • Including parents as full members

  • Handling disagreements with parents

  • IEP – procedural safeguards

  • Parent’s rights

  • Procedural and substantive safeguards

  • Areas of disagreement

  • IDEA regulations on disagreement

  • Statute of limitations

  • Parent’s rights and due process

  • Appropriate evaluation

  • Categories of disabilities

  • Initial evaluation for disabilities

  • Sufficiently comprehensive evaluation

  • Evaluation takeaways

  • Rehabilitation Act of 1973

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

  • Comparing IDEA and section 504

  • Due process comparison

  • Section 504 eligibility

  • Equal access for all

  • Implementation

  • Takeaways

  • Summary

Education should be made available and accessible for all. All humans should have equal access to equal education opportunities.

Join us in this course to learn how to more effectively provide outstanding education services to students with disabilities

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