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Procedural Safeguards Part 1

Production of this video were made possible (in part) by a grant from the Longwood Foundation.

What are Extended School Year Services? (ESY)

Some students in special education are eligible for what’s known as Extended School Year (ESY) services, which are provided beyond the school year (e.g., in the summer) to students in keeping with their IEPs. This video provides an overview of ESY, what parents need to know about it, and ESY may be an essential component […]

Overview of Manifestation Determination Meeting

The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) has very specific procedures for disciplining students with disabilities who violate a code of student conduct. Students with disabilities can be suspended, however these provisions require school teams to review a student’s behavior to ensure a student is not repeatedly suspended for behaviors directly related to his/her disability. This […]

Age of Majority and Self Advocacy Tips for Students and their Families

Turning 18 is significant for any youth, but for a student receiving special education services, it brings with it an additional responsibility. This is the time that a student will discuss with her IEP team the rights she may assume when she turns 18, or what is also known as “the age of majority”. This […]

Getting support for your child in school – The IEP

When a student is struggling in school, families, and educators work to identify the causes and find ways to help them be more successful. For some students with disabilities, however, students may need additional supports and services to help them be successful in school. This may include modifying school work, the use of assistive technology, […]

5 Steps in Special Education

The video provides families with a child newly diagnosed with a disability or new to the education system with an overview of the special education process.

Preparing for IEP Meetings

This video offers simple steps families and caregivers can take to prepare for upcoming IEP meetings with the school.

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