Special Education Law in a Nutshell

Author: Colker, Ruth
Edition: 1st
Copyright Date: 2018
  • Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
  • ISBN: 9781683285892
  • Subject: Education Law
  • Series: Nutshells
  • Type: Overviews
  • Description: This Nutshell presents a very timely overview of legal topics relating to special education services for students in K-12 education. Topics covered include: historical background, Section 504 coverage, IDEA coverage, child find, evaluations, IEPs, disciplinary issues, due process hearings, and state administrative complaints. The chapters include model forms, sample evaluations and IEPs. It also includes discussion of the Supreme Court’s two recent decisions from the 2016-17 term. Finally, it provides examples from a variety of state practices to give the reader an excellent sense of the interaction between state and federal regulations in this complex area of the law.