Ch 11: Special Education Rules & Legislation

About This Chapter

Take a look at these informative lessons and quizzes to review special education rules and legislation. The chapter can help you improve your special education knowledge for upcoming exams or assignments, and it's available to study at any time.

Special Education Rules & Legislation - Chapter Summary

This comprehensive chapter examines legislation that supports Americans who have disabilities. These bite-sized and simple lessons break down the history and impact of several disability acts, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act and the Assistive Technology Act. You'll also learn how the education system has been affected by disability legislation. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize judicial and legislative victories related to the civil rights of disabled Americans
  • Summarize the Education for All Handicapped Children Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
  • Outline the main components of the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 and the Every Student Succeeds Act
  • Evaluate the Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Explain Rehabilitation Act Section 504 regulations and accommodations
  • Understand how the Americans with Disabilities Act impacted education
  • Assess special education parent/student rights, as well as special education procedural safeguards
  • Define least restrictive environment (LRE) in special education and free appropriate public education (FAPE)

These lessons are taught by expert instructors who are available to answer any questions you may have. Try the accompanying self-assessment quizzes to make sure you fully understand these special education concepts. You can access the chapter at any time using your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

13 Lessons in Chapter 11: Special Education Rules & Legislation
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The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

1. The Civil Rights of Americans with Disabilities: Judicial & Legislative Victories

In this lesson, we will review the timeline of the civil rights of Americans with disabilities. We will take a closer look at the background of the rights, what they include and what they mean to society today.

Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley in 1982

2. Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District v. Rowley in 1982

The Board of Education of the Hendrick Hudson Central School District versus Rowley case of 1982 challenged the way special needs students are treated in the classroom. This lesson will examine the case and will end with a brief quiz to test what you have learned.

Education for All Handicapped Children Act: Summary & Impact

3. 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.

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.

Rehabilitation Act Section 504: Accommodations & Regulations

5. Rehabilitation Act Section 504: Accommodations & Regulations

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability. Read on to learn how Section 504 affects employers, students and teachers in companies and schools.

Americans with Disabilities Act: Provisions & Impact on Education

6. 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.

Assistive Technology Act of 1998

7. Assistive Technology Act of 1998

The Assistive Technology Act of 1998 forever changed assistive technology for individuals with disabilities, especially for our exceptional students. Discover in this lesson why the Assistive Technology Act of 1998 was so groundbreaking, and then test your knowledge with a quiz.

Every Student Succeeds & Special Education

8. Every Student Succeeds & Special Education

In this lesson, we will learn more about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that was signed into law in December 2015 and examine its implications for special education.

Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

9. Buckley Amendment to the Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act of 1974

This lesson provides an overview of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as the Buckley Amendment. You'll come away with a sense of how this law impacts teachers, administrators, and students.

Special Education Procedural Safeguards: IDEA & Explanation

10. Special Education Procedural Safeguards: IDEA & Explanation

IDEA regulations include a set of procedural safeguards designed to protect the rights of children with disabilities, their parents, and the involved agencies. This lesson explores the most important safeguards afforded to families under IDEA.

Special Education Parent & Student Rights

11. 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.

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

12. 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.

What is Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)?

13. What is Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)?

Free appropriate public education (FAPE) protects the educational rights of all children in the United States, especially those with disabilities or special needs. This lesson will define FAPE and its components.

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