Special Education and the Law: A Guide for Practitioners

“The book provides comprehensive coverage of federal mandates, statutes, regulations, and special education case law. I believe it will make a strong text for a special education director program, special education law classes, and as a desk reference for practitioners.”

—Randall L. De Pry, Associate Professor of Special Education

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

“This book should be required reading for anyone in education—general and special education alike. It is very readable and, overall, is an excellent introduction to what special education really means on a day-to-day operational basis.”

—Susan M. Dannemiller, Director of Special Education and Pupil Services

School District of Grafton, WI

Let the law guide you to fairness and success in special education!

If you find yourself at a loss to explain how the law interprets a specific area of special education, or if Section 504 seems confusing and complicated, Allan G. Osborne, Jr., and Charles J. Russo provide you with reliable assistance in this 2007 update of Special Education and the Law, Second Edition. Based on the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this authoritative resource interprets the latest changes in regulations that apply to special education.

This text provides current information on every facet of special education law, from the new IDEA regulations to the implications of Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). The authors explain the intricacies of laws, regulations, and statutes relating to special education in a comprehensive format. This revised 2007 edition includes an expanded list of cases, all of which have been modified to correspond to the most recent legal requirements.

For special education teachers and administrators who are expected to be experts in both education and law, this resource provides:

In-depth explanations of the 2004 IDEA reauthorization and assistance in navigating the legal system in your state; Detailed advice for student discipline; A thorough review of FAPE and Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and how they are related; Advice on requirements for related services

Use this indispensable guide to special education law to both protect and further the education of students with special needs!

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