How to be a Good Advocate for Your Child in Special Education Services

Authored By
Education for Justice

Know your rights! Learn about special education and related services that are available to your child. Get a basic understanding of the evaluation process that the school uses to decide what services your child gets. There is a list of websites at the end of this fact sheet that are great sources of information for families of students with disabilities.

This fact sheet can help you prepare and organize for meetings with the school. It also gives you some advice on what to do if problems happen.