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Your Legal Toolbox For Kids With Behavioral Issues - Part 1

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Do you have a child with behavioral issues? How do you get the right accommodations and appropriate placement under special education law?

Part 1

Committee Meetings – The Process





How is classification determined?

What is the difference between a 504 plan and an IEP and why it’s important to know.

My child is very bright and does well academically but cannot learn due to behavioral/neurobiological issues so the school will not classify him?

Part 2


FAPE – Free Appropriate Public Education

LRE – Least Restrictive Environment

What if my child isn’t failing but is unable to learn or attend class due to behaviors?

What are different classifications for children and teens with mental illness or behavioral issues?

Do I have to use an attorney to get my child classified?

What rights attach to someone who has been classified?

What if my child has been classified and I don’t think that problems are being solved?

The District offered my child a seat in a program and I’ve heard things about it that I don’t like and feel it will worsen her behaviors, do I have to accept it?

How can parents enroll their child in a private school that best accommodates their child at district expense?

Is an IEP a legal contract?