Authors: Rich Weinfeld, Michelle Davis
Product Code: 092
ISBN: 9781593633097
Pages: 328
Availability: In stock.

Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child’s Education is a unique handbook that teaches parents how to work with schools to achieve optimal learning situations and accommodations for their child’s needs. From IEPs and 504 Plans, to IDEA and NCLB, navigating today’s school system can be difficult for even the most up-to-date, education-savvy parent. Special needs advocates Rich Weinfeld and Michelle Davis provide parents and professional advocates with concise, easy-to-understand definitions and descriptions of legal terms and school regulations, along with checklists, tips, questionnaires, and other tools.

Topics covered in this handy guide include gathering accurate information about a child’s education, navigating school meetings, understanding education law, and best practices in the classroom, working effectively with parents and school systems, discovering educational options beyond the standard, and much more. Parents and advocates not only will feel informed by Weinfeld and Davis’ vast knowledge of the inner workings of the school system—they’ll be empowered to help their kids succeed in school.

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Review by: Patti Ralabate, Senior Policy Analyst - January 1, 2009
The Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book is an excellent resource for families and educators interested in developing advocacy skills. Using a common sense approach, it provides the reader with crucial information about laws related to special and gifted education, classroom evaluation practices, and key insights into how advocates, families, and educators can develop positive working relationships focused on children's needs.
Review by: Elaine Wiener, Gifted Education Communicator - August 1, 2008
This is a hot book! The information is important and valid and can be a balm for hurting, troubled families. It is written to encourage individuals to communicate with schools in respectful, patient ways. It is a treasure map through the school structure and legalese of special education language. Parents of gifted children who have learning or emotional problems in school will especially need this advice, because their children can hide their problems more cleverly.
Review by: James Cox, Midwest Book Review - June 18, 2008
Most schools are not equipped to deal with the special educational needs of many children—and Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education is a handbook for both educators and parents to help them do everything they need to ensure that every child receives the proper education they need. With a complete and comprehensive guide to help parents and educators navigate the bureaucracy of the modern education system, and covering all topics that could come up in the process, Special Needs Advocacy Resource Book: What You Can Do Now to Advocate for Your Exceptional Child's Education is highly recommended for community library education collections, and for anyone concerned about their child's special educational needs.

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