Empowering Parents and Students: Procedural Rights and Safeguards in Special Education

by | May 16, 2023 | Advocate Resources, Special Education Academy

I am thrilled to share with you our latest series inside of The Academy that has been carefully designed to shed light on an area that is of utmost importance but often overlooked: Procedural Rights and Safeguards for Parents and Students with Disabilities.

My journey for my own child led me to create the Special Education Academy, where our mission is to equip families with the knowledge and resources they need to advocate for their children effectively. This new series is a significant step towards fulfilling that mission.

The Procedural Rights and Safeguards series aims to demystify the world of special education laws, focusing on the rights of both the parent and the student. This series will shed light on these safeguards, which are designed to protect the interests of the child and ensure they receive the free appropriate public education they are entitled to under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

We are discussing procedural safeguards, such as the right to participate in meetings, the right to receive prior written notice, the right to privacy, and the right to dispute resolution processes, among others. Our goal is to ensure you know your rights, understand how to exercise them and feel confident to advocate for your child’s needs.

Live Q&A is a part of the series as I believe that learning from other’s experiences can empower us to navigate our own paths effectively.

Through the Procedural Rights and Safeguards series, my goal is always to create a community of knowledgeable, empowered parents and students. Knowledge truly is power, and when we understand the intricate web of special education laws, we can advocate for our children more effectively and ensure they receive the best possible education.

Not a member of The Academy, join us,  two-week trial, in this journey of empowerment. Your child’s education is a shared responsibility, and you are a critical part of that team. It’s time we take the driver’s seat, armed with knowledge and confidence, to steer our children toward their fullest potential.

As always, keep learning, keep advocating, and remember, when we get it right for the child, we get it right for everyone. 


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