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Special Education 

Is Your Child Eligible for Special Education Services?


The Pennsylvania Parent Guide to Special Education for School Age Children from the Pennsylvania Department of Education.


Chapter One: focuses on how a child’s need for special education is determined


Chapter Two: explains how a special education program (that is, an Individualized Education Program) is developed and the kinds of information it must include.


Chapter Three: deals with the responsibilities that a school district has to a child who is eligible for special education services and the child’s parents.


Chapter Four: outlines the options parents have if they disagree with school personnel about their child’s education program

This guide has been updated to reflect the new July 2008 Chapter 14 regulations.