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In this section of Washington LawHelp you will find general legal information and resources about special education in Washington state.

  • Video - Your Rights Under the IDEA: A Video in ASL

    An overview of the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA) and the rights of parents and guardians. Explains the processes available in WA to resolve disputes regarding special education services. Also covers the rights of deaf parents to have interpreter services provided when their children are enrolled in special education services. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
    Read this in:
    American Sign Language
  • Wrightslaw - Special Education Resources

    Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. Read More

    By:
    Wrightslaw.org
  • Make a Difference in a Child's Life - Education Advocacy Manual

    A manual for helping children and youth get what they need in school. Read More

    By:
    TeamChild
  • Video - Rights of Special Education Students: Discipline

    This video describes your child's rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true for every state. This video will teach you about discipline of a special education student. Read More

    By:
    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Special Education Information Sheets

    Disability Rights Washington provides special education related information sheets and links to other organizations who provide special education information on their website. Learn about the special education rights of students in Washington, and resources available at the local, state and national level for understanding and pursuing special education rights. Read More

    By:
    Disability Rights Washington
  • Special Education Students and Parents! Know Your Rights: School Discipline

    1114EN - Special education students have all the procedural rights of non-special education students, plus extra rights. The rights we discuss in this publication are for special education students only. Read More

    By:
    Northwest Justice Project
  • Protecting the Educational Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools

    Is your child having a difficult time in school? If your child has a disability, or you suspect that he or she has special needs, there is help available. All children and youth between the ages of 3 and 21 who have an impairment that interferes with their ability to learn can be eligible for additional support and services to help them achieve a meaningful education. Read More

    By:
    Office of the Education Ombudsman
  • Video - Your Child's Rights Under the IDEA

    This video describes your child's rights under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. These are federal laws, so the information is true for every state. This video will teach you about setting up an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and what to do if the school is not following the IEP. Read More

    By:
    Statewide Legal Services of Connecticut
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español