A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

A Guide to Special Education Advocacy

What Parents, Clinicians, and Advocates Need to Know

Book - 2009
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This book gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability.
Disability law can be complex and intimidating, so how can concerned parents use it to ensure their child with a disability receives the appropriate education they are legally entitled to? A Guide to Special Education Advocacy gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Despite the many services and accommodations that have been made for students with disabilities, such as the use of Braille or providing specialized education in a regular or special classroom, many children with disabilities do not get the services they need and are not placed in appropriate programs or settings. Because of this, the perception of disability often remains unchanged. Matthew Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability.This book will provide parents, people with disabilities, professionals and clinicians thinking about special education advocacy with an overview of current disability law and how it works, identifying practical ways for building positive and effective relationships with schools.

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Cohen (mental health law, Loyola U. of Chicago School of law) has 25 years of experience in helping families to deal with the shortcomings of special education policies, and he presents this guide for parents, clinicians and advocates on how to interpret disability law to protect children let down by these institutions. The author provides tips on how parents can become special education advocates, create real change in educational institutions and use disability law "to the greatest effect." Chapters are also included for behavioral management and discipline issues as well as procedural safeguards, mediation and due process. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: London ; Philadelphia, PA : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2009
ISBN: 9781843108931
1843108933
Characteristics: 302 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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