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Special Education Publications (in alphabetical order)


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18 Tips for Getting Quality Special Education Services for Your Child (pdf) (htm) August 2007, #5130.01

Bullying & Disability Harassment of Students with Disabilities (pdf) (rtf) February 2016, #5512.01

Changes to Educationally-related Mental Health Services fact sheet (pdf) (rtf) (November 2011, pub #F061.01)

Educationally-Related Mental Health Services Agreements (pdf) (rtf) ( #5506.01)

Eight Myths about Educationally-Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS) (pdf) (html) (rtf) ( #5507.01)

How to Obtain an Independent Educational Evaluation at Public Expense (htm) (pdf), Updated June 2009, #5476.01

Is the School Retaliating? A Guide to Your Rights (pdf) (rtf) (April 2015, #5408.01)

My Child with a Disability Keeps Getting Suspended or Recommended for Expulsion (pdf) (rtf) (#5563.01, November 2014)

Recording Occupational and Physical Therapy in IEPs (pdf) (rtf) (html) (July 2010 #5124.01)

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities for Children with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD) (html) (August 1999, #5127.01)

Special Education Rights and Responsibilities (SERR) manual and chapters  Revised - September 2011   

Tips for Parents of American Indian Children & Youth Receiving Special Education Services (pdf) (rtf) (April 2014, #5552.01)