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Your Right to Disagree

The Child Advocate is devoted to children and the parents and professionals that work with them and advocate for them.  Your right to disagree is basic to advocating for your child with special needs.  The information presented at this site is for general use only and...

The Instruction Support Team

IST – The Instruction Support Team What is IST ? The Instructional Support Team (IST) is an innovative program whose goals are to maximize individual student success in the regular classroom, while at the same time serving as a screening process for students who...

Individualized Education Programs (IEPS)

To Assure the Free Appropriate Public Education of all Children with Disabilities – 1995 Table 6.4 Summary of Findings in Final Monitoring Reports Issued During FY 1994 Individualized Education Programs (IEPS) 300.343(a) and (d) — Public agencies must...

Section 504 and IDEA

Although parents of children with disabilities are frequently more familiar with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), they should also acquaint themselves with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (hereinafter “Section 504″).

Special Education Timelines

[Most programs must complete an Evaluation within 60 school days of the parents written request for the Evaluation.- Editors Note] SPECIAL EDUCATION TIMELINES IN PA (other states are similar) There are several steps to the PENNSYLVANIA SPECIAL EDUCATION SYSTEM....
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