Information About Due Process For IEP’s

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Four Options Of Parents If They Disagree With School

  • Mediation:  Lawyer provided by state works toward peaceful resolution
  • Child Complaint Filed:  State investigates school
  • File Due Process:  Involves court hearing where a ruling is handed down about fi the school was wrong, Run state by state, not formal courts
  • Ask for independent evaluation by outside agency

*Most cases do not go to due process

How To Avoid

  • Open communication with parents
  • Negotiate when possible
  • Document Everything

How to Prepare For Due Process

  • Collect and organize all notes and documentation
  • Find peer-reviewed research to back up your decisions
  • Stay Calm; practice relaxation techniques.