IEP and Section 504 Team Meetings...and the Law
- Miriam Kurtzig Freedman - Lawyer, speaker, consultant, author, and expert in education law and policy
Legal Issues | Legal Requirements | Resources for Parents
Your quick flipbook guide to IEP and 504 meetings
How can educators and administrators best conduct IEP and Section 504 team meetings, ensure parent participation, and build trust while maintaining a legal, efficient, and effective process? This easy-to-read flipbook answers this question and more by providing practical guidance for educational best practices, all while making the language of law easy to read and understand.
A handy reference guide, this book is designed to be used again and again to practice and refine team meetings—and hopefully take some of the pain out of the process. The flipbook includes:
· An overview of the purposes and procedures of IEP and 504 meetings
· A clear delineation of what constitutes a team’s job—and what to avoid
· Best practices, including language to use and tips to keep meetings on track
· Helpful do’s and don’ts to facilitate productive and legal meetings that ensure students receive the services they need
Numerous bulleted lists, real world examples, and a detailed appendix, including links to case law, make this handbook an invaluable everyday companion for everyone who participates in IEP and 504 meetings.
"Miriam Freedman's IEP and Section 504 Team Meetings...and the Law is a valuable resource for school administrators, special education teachers, general education teachers, and parents. She explains laws and regulations in an easy-to-read format with visuals and legal cases to drive home the important issues. Many of the topics covered are ones that IEP Team members debate based on opinions (ie. over-accommodating is not a good thing), not realizing that there is case law to guide their decision-making. "
"End the confusion after you devour this book. Miriam shares her clear understanding in bite-sized nuggets. Once you are familiar with the Goldilocks conundrum you can avoid the pitfalls. Miriam hits all the areas of confusion and misunderstanding and guides us to clarity using invaluable lists, tips, hints and memorable analogies. You’ll be sharing this information with your teams."
"This little flip books are loaded with information. I use them for training, eliciting discussion, guiding practice, and inspiring simplicity in the very complex world of special education. Miriam has a passion for all that is right (and wrong) with the practice of special education as it relates to the law. In these books, her insight, knowledge, and practical information are reflected through fact and explanation. The examples provided are clear and easily relatable. The question/answer format provides a logical roadmap for getting to the why, what, and how of IEPs and 504s."