A Basic Guide to Special Education, 2022 Edition
A Basic Guide to Special Education
This guide is intended to be a reference for people who have questions about the laws regarding children who have disabilities that affect their ability to learn. It summarizes the laws regarding basic procedures, services and the rights to special education, as well as other important education rights of children with disabilities, representing federal and state laws and regulations. However, this Guide is not intended to offer legal advice, nor does it substitute assistance from an attorney. For additional information or assistance regarding this Guide and the education rights of children, parents/caregivers should contact Nina Peckman, Esq. at Advocates for Children of New Jersey. Written materials are also available through ACNJ’s KidLaw Resource Center at www.kidlaw.org. This Guide is available in Spanish and Spanish consultations are available. (Esta Guía es disponible en Español y se proporcionan consultas en Español.)
Nina Peckman, Esq. (habla Español)
Phone: (973) 643-3876
Fax: (973) 643-9153
The KidLaw Resource Center offers information, assistance, training and legal publications about the rights of children. The Center provides free fact sheets, manuals and other information. Staff is available to provide presentations and training on children’s legal rights to community groups and professionals. Visit www.kidlaw.org for more information.
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