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Newly Revised Virginia Department of Education's "A Parent's Guide To Special Education"

Parent’s Guide Describes Parental and Student Rights within the Special Education Process
Feb 25, 2010 Are you a parent who is new to the special education process? Are you a parent that has attended your fair share of Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings throughout the last several years? Are you a person who has an interest in better understanding the special education process within public schools, especially in the Commonwealth of Virginia?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then you might find the enclosed information to be of great interest to you.

Newly Revised Virginia Department of Education’s A Parent’s Guide to Special Education is Now Available Online!

The Virginia Department of Education’s Division of Special Education and Student Services has just released the newly revised A Parent’s Guide to Special Education. At the present time, it is only available online; however, hard copies are currently in the process of being printed and will be available soon.

Excerpt from the Introduction of the Parent’s Guide to Special Education

“This parent’s guide was developed by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) in order to help you understand your rights and responsibilities, your child’s rights, and the school’s responsibilities to meet the special needs of your child. This guide includes a description of the special education process and what is required of you and the school during each step of that process. Important timelines are highlighted in each section.”

To be one of the first to see this helpful document that is loaded with a wealth of information visit the Virginia Department of Education’s website at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/parents/parents_guide.pdf

The version in Spanish will be coming soon!

For more information and resources on special education in the public schools within Virginia, visit the Virginia Department of Education’s webpage on special education: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/parents/index.shtml as well as our website: www.peatc.org

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