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Ch 20: Legal Considerations for Students with Special Needs

About This Chapter

Enhance your knowledge of federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to students with special needs by referring to the lessons in this chapter. You can use this resource to expand your professional knowledge, satisfy professional development requirements or prepare for licensing exams.

Legal Considerations for Students with Special Needs - Chapter Summary

This chapter covers details about special education legislation and the implications of these laws as well as student rights and educational plans for students with disabilities. You will review the provisions and principles of these laws and gain a better understanding of the rights of parents and students they outline and protect. Educational plan eligibility and support services in the state of Michigan are also discussed.

After finishing your review of this chapter, you should be able to do the following:

  • Detail the Americans with Disabilities Act and explain its impact on education
  • Explain the components of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
  • Understand how 504 plans are created in the state of Michigan
  • Discuss aspects and implications of the least restrictive environment in special education law
  • Describe the effects of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975
  • Provide details about the rights, including the Constitutional rights, of students and special education students and their parents

In each lesson, you get 24/7 accessibility, expert instruction and short self-assessment quizzes that allow you to measure how much you have retained as your progress through the chapter. Lessons are presented in both video and text formats and transcripts can be printed if desired. Use your Dashboard to track your progress and reach out to instructors with any questions using a short online contact form.

8 Lessons in Chapter 20: Legal Considerations for Students with Special Needs
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Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education

1. Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education

In an effort to provide equal access for all students, the federal government has passed a number of laws that provide protection to disabled students. In this lesson, we'll learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act and its effect on education.

What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

2. What Are Section 504 Regulations & Accommodations in Public Schools?

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a critical piece of legislation designed to protect individuals with disabilities. In this video, we will explore the components of Section 504 as well as how it impacts school-aged students.

504 Plans in Michigan

3. 504 Plans in Michigan

If your child is a student with a disability in Michigan, he or she may be eligible for a 504 plan which will give access to extra support items and services in the classroom. Read on to learn more about how the plans are created and about resources to supplement your knowledge of support for students with disabilities.

IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

4. IDEA: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - History and Summary

It is important for all teachers to understand the 2004 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and how it impacts students with disabilities. This lesson discusses the six main principles of IDEA and how they are implemented in the classroom.

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) in Special Education: Definition & Law

5. Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) in Special Education: Definition & Law

This lesson explains the meaning of least restrictive environment in special education law and discuss what the implications of the law are for students and teachers.

Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Summary & Impact

6. Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Summary & Impact

With all the different types of people out there, how do we make sure that every child gets a good education? In this lesson, we'll examine one of the laws that tries to answer that question: the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975.

Special Education Parent & Student Rights

7. Special Education Parent & Student Rights

Special education students and their parents have unique needs. This lesson will explore the rights of special needs students and their parents and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Constitutional Rights of Students & Parents in Educational Settings

8. Constitutional Rights of Students & Parents in Educational Settings

As Americans, our government guarantees us certain rights regardless of age, religion, gender, race, and disabilities. In this lesson, we'll discuss some of the rights held by students and parents within a school setting.

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