Special education law in a nutshell

Colker, Ruth author

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  • Creator Ruth Colker
  • Format Books
  • Publication
    • St. Paul, MN : West Academic Publishing, [2018]
    • ©2018
  • Series
  • Physical Details
    • xv, 432 pages : 1 illustration ; 19 cm
  • ISBNs 9781683285892, 1683285891
  • OCLC ocn996800373


  • "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 2016-2017 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"--Publisher's website.


  • Includes index.


  • History and enactment of IDEA -- Early childhood -- IDEA Part B eligibility -- Section 504/ADA eligibility -- Evaluations -- Individualized education programs -- School discipline -- State administrative complaint -- Due process resolution
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