Students With Disabilities And Special Education
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This category concerns the rights, benefits, and legal processes that are open to a student with a disability in the school system. This could also be called special education.
The Right to Accommodations in Public School for Children with A Disability
Learn about your child's right to accommodation in public (including charter) schools, how to request evaluation or re-evaluation, and what kind of accommodations are common.
Rights of Students with Disabilities in Public Schools
Information about the rights of students with disabilities in public schools.
Public School Discipline and Children With Disabilities
Questions and answers about discipline issues affecting children with disabilities.
Supporting Students with Disabilities
This information covers strategies for each step of the process for students with disabilities, from identifying the disability, to developing goals for instruction in an IEP, specialized student supports and related services, and effective implementation of the IEP.
Overview of the Gifted/Talented Program
Introduction to the Louisiana Department of Education's "gifted and talented" program, including information on what it means to be gifted/talented, how children are screened, their rights, teacher certification, and more.
Transition Services for High School Children With Disabilities
Questions and answers about transition services for children with disabilities with a focus on high school students.
Children with Disabilities and English as a Second Language (ESL)
Questions and answers about children with disabilities who do not speak English as a first language.
Charter Schools and Children With Disabilities
Information for parents about charter schools and children with disabilities, including what charter schools must do for children with disabilities.
School and Your Child's Education
Information about schools and your child's education from the U.S. Department of Education. Get information about schools, about how to help your child do well in school, planning for college and more.
Your Child's Rights under the Federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
This video covers information about special education services under the federal law called IDEA. IDEA stands for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.