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  • Talking About Disability

    Talking to children about disability can help them better understand themselves and their peers. Find information to help you get the conversation started.

  • Your Rights

    Learn your child’s rights to a Free Appropriate Public Education and your rights to be involved through Due Process.

  • Getting Support

    Get resources to help answer questions about your child's special education needs and services and get contact information for DOE staff.

  • Impartial Hearings

    If you have a child with disabilities whom you believe did not receive a free and appropriate public education or reasonable accommodations, you can request an impartial hearing.

  • Contacts and Resources

    Get a list of contacts that can help answer questions and resolve concerns about your child’s special education evaluation, supports, and services.

  • Special Education Glossary

    See an alphabetical listing of many of the Special Education terms that you and your child may need to understand.

  • Committees on Special Education

    Learn about the Committees on Preschool Special Education and Committees on Special Education and get contact information for them

  • Notice of Potential Disclosure of Student Records

    Parents of children who have received or are receiving medical accommodations (such as nursing or specialized transportation), or parents who have requested these accommodations for their children, should read the attached notice about possible disclosure of information about their children as part of discovery in a federal court litigation.

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