Learning More About Your Child's Rights and Disability!

The end of the school year is approaching quickly. I know many of us are cramming to get in an IEP meeting.

Don't panic. Parents, don't let yourself feel rushed, especially about agreeing on a plan that is not right for your child. It is important to be familiar with your child's needs and rights!

Prepare, prepare, prepare by learning more about your child's rights and disability!

Learn About Your Child's Rights

Learn about special education law and advocacy. Here are some resources you may want to check out:

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition (ISBN: 978-1-892320-16-2, 456 pages) available in two formats, as a print publication and as a print and e-book combo.

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition (978-1-892320-09-4, 338 pages)

Wrightslaw: No Child Left Behind with Suzanne Whitney (ISBN: 978-1-892320-12-4); includes the NCLB CD-ROM of resources and references.

Wrightslaw: All About IEPs (ISBN: 978-1-892320-20-9, 192 pages) by Pete Wright, Pam Wright, and Sue O'Connor.

Surviving Due Process: Stephen Jeffers v. School Board DVD Video - award-winning documentary, 2 hours. 

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities (DRC):  http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/pubs/PublicationsSpecialEducation.htm

Become familiar with your child's disability! Connect with support organizations and other parents!

Connect with a group associated with a child's specific disability at the local and national levels. Find groups that target the child's specific ability and then groups that are all inclusive. Check out our Resources Page  organizations in the local Sacramento area and nationally. Resources Page

The Next FETA Sacramento Meeting:

Sunday, July 28
3:00-4:30 p.m.

FETA (From Emotions to Advocacy) Group, Sacramento - The Special Education Survival Guide discussion group monthly meet-up! Wet your whistle and connect with other parents who "get it!"

We are continuing our study of Wrightslaw From Emotions to Advocacy, Special Education Survival Guide, Section 2 - Advocacy 101 (chapters 4-7). Link to study questions for Section 2 - Advocacy 101. http://fetagroup-sacramento.blogspot.com/p/section-2.html

Check out the FETA Web on Wrightslaw for additional information and related articles on these chapters. Very helpful! http://www.fetaweb.com/

For additional information and study questions, contact Angie at corngie  at | gmail | dot |com.