Is there any written description of the special education process and my rights as a parent?
A copy of the New York State Education Department Procedural Safeguards Notice can be found at http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/formsnotices/procedural-safeguards-notice.htm. This notice provides information on a parent’s legal rights under federal and State law to be informed about and involved in the special education process and to make sure that your child receives a free appropriate public education. In addition, a copy of the booklet entitled A Parent's Guide to Special Education for Children Ages 3-21 should be available to you from your school district. The Procedural Safeguards Notice and the Parent’s Guide are also available from your school district upon your request.