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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.

A Parent’s Guide to Section 504 in Public Schools

Information on how Section 504 supports the educational rights of children with disabilities, including ADHD, who attend public schools.

Families Helping Families Centers

Find the Families Helping Families Center nearest you. This non-profit helps families with members who have special needs.

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.

Special Education and Homeless Children’s Rights

Questions and answers about special education issues for homeless children.

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.

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