This searchable database contains bibliographic information for literature (research-based and policy/practice) relating to dispute resolution in special education.

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Side by Side Comparison of 2011 Part C Final Regulations

This side-by-side comparison of the 2011 final regulations to the 1999 Part C regulations, created by the Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood, and the IDEA Infant & Toddlers Coordinator Association, serves as a tool to assist readers in understanding the new...Learn more

Special education case law: An empirical trends analysis.

The authors examined the Education of the Handicapped Law Report (EHLR)/Individuals with Disabilities Education Law Report (IDELR) database to determine the frequency of occurrence and outcomes of published K-12 student special education decisions. Their analysis revealed three findings: first,...Learn more

Special education tuition reimbursement claims.

The ability of parents of children with disabilities to seek reimbursement for private school tuition is one of the most controversial aspects of special education law. Using a comprehensive sample of published court and hearing officer decisions regarding tuition reimbursement, this study,...Learn more

State Due Process Hearing Systems Under the IDEA: An Update

Abstract As part of its structure of cooperative federalism, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act delegates to the states implementation, within broad specifications, of administrative adjudication systems. In light of the centrality of these systems of dispute resolution and the limited...Learn more

Students with Disabilities.

The author discusses 2002 litigation over the rights of students with disabilities. He examines cases involving entitlement to services, procedural safeguards, dispute resolution, placement, discipline, remedies for school boards' failure to provide a free appropriate public education, and other...Learn more