Essential Concepts and School-Based Cases in Special Education Law
- Charles J. Russo - University of Dayton, USA
- Allan G. Osborne, Jr. - Snug Harbor Community School (Retired), Quincy, Massachusetts
Legal Issues | Local Authorities | Special & Inclusive Education
"A must-read, must-purchase, must-save reference. Provides relevant cases that can be used as a professional development resource for teachers and the leadership team, presents a clear explanation of laws for graduate courses, and offers an educational chronology for educators."
—Marian White Hood, Principal
Ernest Everett Just Middle School, Mitchellville, MD
"This book is a valuable resource for principals, directors of special education, superintendents, members of boards of directors, professors, and aspiring educators."
—Peter Hilts, Principal
The Classical Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
A concise, case-based desk reference about issues that affect special education!
The ideal resource for practicing or aspiring school leaders, this comprehensive book by special education law experts explores the most difficult and contentious areas of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act and its accompanying regulations. The authors synthesize concepts from leading special education cases and provide excerpts from selected legal decisions to help educators understand and more easily navigate the most pressing issues in special education law. Readers will find assistance in examining:
- Entitlement to special education services
- Procedural due process
- Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)
- Related services, assistive technology, and transition services
- Disciplinary sanctions for students with disabilities
- Dispute resolution
- Anti-discrimination laws
This text serves as a current and concise desk reference for educators, increasing their awareness of the legal requirements related to special education and strengthening their ability to work effectively with families and students.
"A must-read, must-purchase, must-save reference. This text provides relevant cases that can be used as part of professional development for teachers and the leadership team, presents a clear explanation of laws for graduate courses, and offers an educational chronology for educators."
"This is a reference book I would want on my bookshelf when considering action in a special education situation."
"I’m very impressed with this book as a potential resource for principals, directors of special education, superintendents, members of boards of directors, professors, and aspiring educators. It would be extremely useful for checking the original language of a controlling case on a wide variety of topics."
"Gathers concepts from leading special education cases and provides excerpts from selected legal decisions to help educators understand special challenges in special education law. The result is an important desk reference needed by any school teaching special education."