Archive — Month: March 2017

Published: March 20th, 2017

The regulations that implement the IDEA state that special education includes travel training. What is travel training?

“Travel training is instruction that enables children with significant cognitive disabilities, and any other children with disabilities who require this instruction, to develop an awareness of the environment in which they live, and to learn the skills necessary to move effectively and safely from place to place within that environment. [34 C.F.R. §§ 300.39(a)(2)(ii) and [Read more…]

Published: March 20th, 2017

Can a school email IEP goal progress reports and IEPs to the parents of a student eligible for special education?

“Under Part B of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the implementing regulations, parents may elect to receive prior written notices, procedural safeguards notices, and due process complaint notices by an electronic mail communication, if the public agency makes that option available. [34 C.F.R. § 300.505] . . . Further, with regards to [Read more…]

Published: March 20th, 2017

If a parent requests an Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE), can the school ask the parent the reason that he/she objects to the school’s evaluation?

“If a parent requests an [IEE], the [school] may ask for the parent’s reason why he or she objects to the public evaluation. However, the [school] may not require the parent to provide an explanation and may not unreasonably delay either providing the [IEE] at public expense or filing a due process complaint to request [Read more…]