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New Publication Replaces Whose IDEA Is This? for Parents of Children Receiving Special Education Services

Beginning this school year, the publication, A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education replaces the former Whose IDEA Is This? as a key source of information for parents of children who are receiving – or may be qualified to receive – special education services. The 33-page guide on procedural safeguards for parents, developed by the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children, contains the essential information included in the former publication, shortened and simplified for easier use. A Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education is available in 11 languages as well as in braille, large-print and compact disc formats. Districts should no longer use the obsolete Whose IDEA Is This?

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