The IEP, IEE, and the Provision of FAPE


How can you be sure that the IEP meets all of your child's needs? Thomas Nelson, special education advocate & attorney, discusses important aspects of the IEP and how you can be sure that it is designed to help your child to progress academically, socially, and behaviorally. Mr. Nelson also discusses the IEE, and how to achieve the legal standard of "free and appropriate education" (FAPE), whereby the school district addresses all of your child's unique needs.


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School Discipline - How to Protect Your Child With Special Needs


How do you protect your child with special needs from an expulsion? What steps should you take to ensure that your child's behavior does not interfere with his education? In this video, Thomas Nelson gives both preventative and relevant guidance during the discipline process, including tips for creating helpful services such as anger management, counseling, or behavioral supports. Mr. Nelson also gives you guidance if your child is facing a manifestation determination hearing.


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IEP Tips and Tricks


The Individualized Education Program ("IEP") is the single most important document in your child's special education plan. In this video, Thomas Nelson provides you with helpful tips in preparing for and attending your child's IEP meeting so you can ensure that it meets all of your child's needs.


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Inclusion Confusion: Can a School District Remove its Special Day Class Programs?


Thomas Nelson discusses whether a school district can remove its special day class programs in the name of inclusion. What is the LRE, and how does it affect my child's placement? What IEP resources must the school district provide in the regular education setting? What are the legal requirements of FAPE and a continuum of placement options in the IEP?


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