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Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Posted by on July 3, 2012 at 10:55 pm

Individual Education Plan (IEP) Over the past 15 years, Valerie Aprahamian has reviewed more than 1,000 IEP’s and she uses that knowledge to help families overcome the obstacles that special needs children and families encounter. Contact Advocates for Angels, special education advocates so we can discuss your circumstances, explain your rights and set you and your family in the right… Read more…

Least Restrictive Environment

Posted by on July 3, 2012 at 10:52 pm

California-Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.)   Least Restrictive Environment Education for all students with disabilities is determined by assessing their unique needs on an individual basis and meeting those needs in the least restrictive environment. Inclusion in the regular classroom setting can be the best choice, but the school system many deny your child’s legal right to attend public school…. Read more…

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE)

Posted by on July 3, 2012 at 10:49 pm

California Special Education Assessments Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) A parent has the right to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at district expense if the parent disagrees with an evaluation obtained by the public agency. If a parent requests an IEE at district expense, the district must, without unnecessary delay, either file a due process complaint to request a hearing to… Read more…

Special Education Law

Posted by on March 8, 2012 at 1:48 am

If you have a child that you suspect may have a disability, you have the right to have them assessed by your school district free of charge. Please don’t be afraid to have your child identified for a suspected disability. Disabilities such as autism and ADHD can be difficult for anyone but a licensed professional to diagnose. If your child’s… Read more…

Compliance Complaints

Posted by on March 8, 2012 at 1:28 am

Compliance Complaints are written to the California State Board of Education when school districts violate IDEA or California Education Code regulations by failing to implement their child’s agreed upon IEP, mediation agreement or hearing decision.  Districts fail to adhere to these regulations and violate parent rights on a regular basis but parents are not aware that violations are occurring regarding… Read more…

Behavior Intervention Plan

Posted by on March 8, 2012 at 12:15 am

When a child exhibits behaviors that impede his or her ability to learn and has been found eligible for special education services, his or her Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team will meet to discuss various behavior interventions. Behavior Goals As a first step towards behavior intervention, the IEP Team may begin by implementing a behavior goal in the student’s IEP…. Read more…

How to Make Referrals for Special Education Assessments

Posted by on March 8, 2012 at 12:15 am

The first step in the IEP process is to have your child assessed for eligibility and services.  To require that the school district does this in a timely manner under IDEA regulations you must send a written request for assessments. Make sure you send the request by certified mail, via fax, or take it to the school district’s special education… Read more…

California Special Education Assessments

Posted by on March 8, 2012 at 12:14 am

Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) A parent has the right to an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE) at district expense if the parent disagrees with an evaluation obtained by the public agency. If a parent requests an IEE at district expense, the district must, without unnecessary delay, either file a due process complaint to request a hearing to show that its evaluation… Read more…

Continuum of Placement Options

Posted by on February 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm

Each Special Education Local Plan Area (SELPA) must have a continuum of program options available to meet the needs of a child with a disability. This goes hand in hand with the requirement that a child with a disability must be placed in the least restrictive environment (LRE). IDEA requires each SELPA to have the following placement options available within… Read more…

Expulsion Hearing

Posted by on February 23, 2012 at 7:06 pm

If your child has been recommended for expulsion, an expulsion hearing must be held within 30 school days after the date the principal or the superintendent of schools determines that your child has committed any of the acts that violate the California Education Code. You and your child are entitled to request one postponement of the expulsion hearing, but that… Read more…