Wednesday, January 19, 2011

A Great Due Process Hearing Reference for California Special Education Parents

By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995

Parents of special education students who may have a dispute over services or placement for their kids must be aware of their right to file a request for a Due Process hearing, which will bring them before a mediator and potentially a hearing officer to (hopefully) get their dispute resolved.

If a parent wants to get really familiar with what due process is, how it works, what to do, etc. they should check out this great resource from the California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) titled simply "Understanding Special Education Due Process Hearings:"  http://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/oah/SE/SE%20Guide%20to%20understanding%20DPH.pdf

This a great reference which can help a parent become familiar with this process and details what parents need to know to proceed.



Michelle Ball
Education Law Attorney
LAW OFFICE OF MICHELLE BALL
717 K Street, Suite 228
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-444-9064
Fax: 916-444-1209
Website: http://www.edlaw4students.com/
Please see my disclaimer on the bottom of my blog page [http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/]. This is legal information, not legal advice and no attorney-client relationship is formed by this posting, etc. etc.!  This blog may not be reproduced without permission from the author and proper attribution of authorship.

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