Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Helping Special Needs Students Advocate for Themselves

Obviously, students with special needs should not be fending for themselves.  There are complex laws and regulations that dictate the nature of their rights.  Even with these laws in place, some schools fail to comply, and strong parents and legal advocates are necessary.  But receiving an appropriate education occurs on a day-to-day basis, not on those climactic moments when a parent or attorney meets with the school to demand that improvement.  Recognizing this, the National Center for Learning Disabilities put together a list of seven tips that parents can use to teach their teens to get the most out of and protect their own education on a regular basis.  It also offers tips on how students can tap into non-legal strategies for improving their educational opportunities.  For more details, see here.

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