Prior Written Notice is an element of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the federal law that protects children with learning and other disabilities. Under IDEA, parents of children with LD are entitled to notification—Prior Written Notice (PWN)—any time… Read the rest
For students with learning differences, the law recognizes that transition to adulthood may require specialized services to help them attain the skills and education they’ll need to succeed after high school.
The IDEA requires that transition planning must begin, at… Read the rest
In recent years, public schools have increased the amount of information gathered on all students, but particularly those in special education. Data routinely collected and stored runs the gamut from contact information, grades, and standardized test scores to disciplinary actions,… Read the rest
Students with IEPs and Section 504 plans are at higher risk for school discipline than their nondisabled peers. But when students with LD or ADHD get into trouble, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the… Read the rest
In education, as with many professions, there are terms specific to the field that have special meaning in that context. “Inclusion” and “least restrictive environment” (LRE) are two such terms.
Inclusion is not a legal term; it is a… Read the rest