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Building bridges with families: Honoring the mandates of IDEA

This article distills three lessons learned over the 30 years since IDEIA was first passed: 1) Families organize daily routines that balance their beliefs, resources, and needs and abilities. 2) Families vary greatly in how and how much they collaborate and participate in schooling activities. 3)...Learn more

Building parent trust in the special education setting: educators and parents of students with special needs must work together to change school culture and move from conflict to collaboration

[Excerpt] "If trust is born in strong relationships, then first encounters are critical. Parents of students with disabilities undergo a great deal of stress and come to us--the educational professionals--for help with vital specialized tasks, including assessment, placement, progress monitoring,...Learn more

Disability and the Education System

[Summary in journal] Aron and Loprest trace the evolution of the special education system in the United States from its origins in the civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century. They note the dual character of federal legislation, which both guarantees eligible children with disabilities...Learn more

Due process hearings under the IDEA.

The primary purpose of this article is to track the trend in the number of due process hearings that have been adjudicated (i.e., in which the hearing officer issued a written decision) nationally for the past 15 years. The secondary purpose is to rank order the states by the number of adjudicated...Learn more