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After a disaster: Getting your child back into school

Information about how to get your child back in school after a natural disaster occurs. #1910EN

COVID-19 caused my child to lose special education services. Are these services made up?

Tips for trying to get back special education services your child was entitled to but didn't get because of the COVID-19 pandemic. #1302EN

Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program

If you are a youth in the foster care system, learn how you can get financial help to go to school.

LGBTQIA Student Rights in Public Schools (Comic)

This short comic helps students understand what their civil and free speech rights are related to LGBTQIA2S+ identities at public schools in Washington state. This comic is available in both English and Spanish.

Special Education Issues: Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do

Short explanation of options for parents, families and students having problems with special education. #1300EN

Video - Students with Life Threatening Conditions: School Requirements

Before a student with a "life threatening condition" can begin school, the school has to have a medication or treatment order addressing the condition.

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.

Truancy and School Attendance

Information about what happens when your child does not attend school and the school files a truancy action. #1134EN

Special Education Issues: Things Parents and Caregivers Can Do

Short explanation of options for parents, families and students having problems with special education. #1300EN

Truancy and School Attendance

Information about what happens when your child does not attend school and the school files a truancy action. #1134EN

Video - Students with Life Threatening Conditions: School Requirements

Before a student with a "life threatening condition" can begin school, the school has to have a medication or treatment order addressing the condition.

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.

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