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A Guide to Special Education Advocacy: What Parents, Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know
Contributor(s): Cohen, Matthew (Author)

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ISBN: 1843108933     ISBN-13: 9781843108931
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
OUR PRICE: $38.00  

Binding Type: Paperback
Published: February 2009

Annotation: Disability law can be complex and intimidating, so how can concerned parents use it to ensure their child with a disability receives the best education possible? A Guide to Special Education Advocacy gives strategies for advocating for better provision of special education in schools. Despite the many accommodations that have been made for students with disabilities, such as the use of Braille or guaranteeing wheelchair access, the perception of disability often remains unchanged. Matthew Cohen's insightful manual gives a practical vision of how a parent or a professional can become an advocate to achieve a more inclusive and rewarding education for the child with a disability. This book will provide parents, people with disabilities, professionals and clinicians thinking about special education advocacy with an overview of current disability law and how it works, identifying practical ways for building positive and effective relationships with schools.
Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Education | Special Education - General
- Education | Educational Policy & Reform
- Law | Child Advocacy
Dewey: 344.730
LCCN: 2008030476
Physical Information: 0.57" H x 6.88" W x 9.66" (1.08 lbs) 304 pages
- Topical - Mentally Challenged
- Topical - Physically Challenged
Features: Bibliography, Illustrated, Index, Price on Product
Review Citations: Library Journal 03/01/2009 pg. 90
Reference and Research Bk News 08/01/2009 pg. 182
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Contributor Bio(s): Cohen, Matthew: - Matthew Cohen is Adjunct Professor at Loyola University of Chicago School of Law, where he teaches Mental Health Law. He is a partner at Monahan and Cohen Law Firm in Chicago, Illinois and has extensive experience of working one-on-one with children and their families who have been let down by current special education policies.
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