Student Disabilities Advocate, Inc.'s mission is to ensure that parents as well as special needs, homeless, and bullied students in public schools are knowledgeable as to their rights and the school's obligations, and are the beneficiaries of protections and enhancements provided by law.
Special needs or special education law has a singular and specific purpose. That purpose is to ensure that children with disabilities receive a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). This is accomplished through specific procedural requirements and substantive accommodations that the school must provide. The school's failure to do so requires that parents, or guardians, voice opposition and concern to the school and school district.
The following procedural protections and accommodations apply to the following aspects of a child's education:
IDENTIFY as soon as practical a child with special needs,
EVALUATE and put in a plan, known as Individualized Education Plan (I.E.P.) in place to assist the child's learning,
ENSURE that the plan is implemented,
ENSURE that the plan is reviewed from time to time and changed, if necessary, and
ENSURE that the school appropriately addresses a child's behavior, socialization, organization and academics.
Students with disabilities are protected against discrimination. This is a federal civil rights Act.
This Federal Law ensures immediate enrollment and educational stability for homeless children and Youth.
Each School District and Charter School is required to have a bully prevention program.
If you have questions about the opportunities available to you in our programs, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Saturday - Sunday: Closed
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