You do not have to be a lawyer to understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law is written by an attorney in a concise and accessible manner and is a valuable resource to all involved in educating students with disabilities, including parents, teachers and special education administrators. It is an essential tool to help parents get the best education possible for their child. The Everyday Guide covers IDEA Part B (services for children aged 3-21), Part C (services for infants and toddlers), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law features information from the IDEA regulations and court decisions including resolving disputes using the State Education Agency complaint process; obtaining compensatory services; timelines for dispute resolution and due process hearings; burden of proof in due process hearings; what constitutes a pattern of removal of a student in the disciplinary process triggering the need to conduct a manifestation determination; and services for children with disabilities placed by their parents in private schools.The Third Edition also covers:· Schools and service animals· Charter schools, private schools and private school voucher programs· LRE and preschool programs· BullyingThis edition contains all of the Second Edition updates including:· Timelines for dispute resolution and due process hearings· Burden of proof in due process hearings· What constitutes a pattern of removal of a student in the disciplinary process triggering the need to conduct a manifestation determination· Services for children with disabilities placed by their parents in private schoolsRandy Chapman has acquired a national reputation for his straightforward, practical, and reassuring approach to this complex legal area. As an attorney, he has been representing parents with children in special education since 1977. He is the author of four books and over 200 articles on disability law. Parents and school district personnel appreciate his detailed, comprehensive, and easy-to-understand style.This hand book gives parents courage, credibility, and respect to effectively advocate for the their child’s right to an inclusive education.