The education system can be challenging for the parent of a child with special healthcare needs. Negotiating the maze of special education supports and knowing how, why and when to advocate for an IEP, a 504 plan or behavior plan requires that you become familiar with special education laws and your child's rights.

For school age children, we’ll help you with resources for:

Special Education

Glossary of Special Education and Legal Terms

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Individualized Education Program (IEP)

Requesting an Initial Evaluation for Special Education Services

Section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973

IEP vs. 504 Decision Outline

Other Education Legislation

School Health Plan

Behavior Intervention Plan (BIP)

Other Education Options (Private Schools, Charter Schools, Community Schools, Scholarships & Homeschooling)

Due Process