Special Education / Learning Disabilities

Legal Aid of North Carolina: Know Your Rights, Remedies & Resources

Advocates for Children’s Services, a project of Legal Aid of North Carolina, produced Know Your Rights, Remedies & Resources: A Handbook for Parents/Guardians and Students in North Carolina Public Schools. Find information about school discipline on page 8. Read More.


Duke Law Children’s Law Clinic: Brief Summary of Education Rights of Children with Disabilities

Duke Law Children’s Law Clinic provides an overview of education rights of children with disabilities…Read More.


Duke Law Children’s Law Clinic: Parent-to-Parent: Navigating Special Education for Your Child

The Duke Law Children’s Law Clinic produced Parent-to-Parent: Navigating Special Education for Your Child, a short video to help parents with the special education process. Read More.


N.C. Central University Clinical Program: A Parent’s Guide to a Personal Education Plan (PEP) for Your Child

Greg Malhoit, law professor in the Clinical Program at N.C. Central University, produced A Parent’s Guide to a Personal Education Plan (PEP) for Your Child to provide information to parents and guardians about the North Carolina law requiring schools to develop a personal education plan for students experiencing academic problems. Read More.


NC Department of Public Instruction: Procedural Safeguards: Handbook on Parents’ Rights

Procedural Safeguards: Handbook on Parents’ Rights must be provided to all parents of children with a disability to explain their legal rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), the federal law concerning the education of children with disabilities. Read More.


Center for Parent Information and Resources: IDEA

The Center for Parent Information and Resources provides information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, IDEA, enacted in 1975 to ensure that children with disabilities have the opportunity to receive a free appropriate public education, just like other children. Read More.


U.S. Department of Education: Disability Discrimination under Section 504 and Title II

The U.S. Department of Education provides information about federal law prohibiting disability discrimination under Section 504 and Title II. Read More.


Exceptional Children’s Assistance Center

The ECAC is a private non-profit organization that is operated by and staffed primarily with parents of children with disabilities and special health care needs. ECAC provides resources for parents including…Read More.


Department of Defense: Special Needs Parent Toolkit

The Office of Community Support for Military Families with Special Needs developed the Department of Defense Special Needs Parent Tool Kit — Birth to 18. This tool kit provides information and resources that will help you improve your quality of life and teaches you how to advocate for your child with special needs. Read More.