The basic rights of all children with disabilities include:
- Every child has the right to a free appropriate public education.
- Children with disabilities should be served in the least restrictive setting possible, meaning these children are educated with children who are not disabled.
- Children with disabilities must be provided with an Individualized Education Plan.
- Children with disabilities have the same rights to transportation to and from school as children without disabilities
- The child’s parents and resource parents have the right to see their children’s complete school records.
- Parents must give written permission before children are individually evaluated.
- Schools are responsible for identifying and evaluating children in need of special education and related services.
- It is the responsibility of the school to comply with parents’ rights to due process hearings whenever there is a disagreement between the school and parents regarding the identification, evaluation or placement of a child with disabilities
- A child may not be denied an appropriate educational program because the district has failed to make its school programs architecturally accessible.
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