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Links

Here are some links to interesting or useful places.  The linked sites are not associated with the Law Office of Tim Schwarz.  Further, the Law Office of Tim Schwarz is not responsible for the content of these linked sites.

Government

Georgia Department of Education - Special Education Rules

Although it can be a bit technical, the rules that school districts follow in determining eligibility, creating special education plans, deciding what services to provide, resolving special education discipline, and handling due process challenges to special education plans can be found here.

Georgia Department of Education - All Education Rules

Here is the list of all rules issued by the state DoE.

Due Process Decisions

Decisions of Georgia administrative law judges resolving challenges to IEPs can be found here.

Federal Government

The Department of Education's website on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Legal Resources

http://www.connecticutspecialeducationlawyer.com/

This resource, created by Jennifer Laviano, is filled with insight about the practical issues of IEP meetings.  Ms. Laviano describes success stories, possible interpersonal dynamics at the IEP meeting, and legal technicalities that might trip up parents in accessible detail.

http://www.wrightslaw.com/

Wrightslaw, created by Pete and Pam Wright, contains legal discussion about just about every statute, regulation, and important judical decision related to education.  When a school district sends a letter of legalistic justifications for refusing services, Wrightslaw is the resource for figuring out what the district really means.