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A Parent's Guide to Special Education (2010) (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


This publication was developed to help parents understand their rights and responsibilities, their child's rights and the school's responsibilities to meet the special needs of their child. The 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.


ADD/ADHD Autism Spectrum Disorder Deaf-Blind Developmental Delay Early Childhood Elementary Emotional Disability Hearing Impairment High School Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Individualized Education Program (IEP) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Intellectual Disability Learning Disability Middle School Mild/Moderate Disabilities Multiple Disabilities Orthopedic Impairment Other Health Impairment Preschool Related Services Speech/Language Impairment State Laws Traumatic Brain Injury Vision Impairment