Legal Issues Influencing Collaboration in Special Education
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
1. Understanding and applying duties and responsibilities of school personnel in relation to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
Assessment for decision making
2. Use assessment information to make legal and ethical eligibility, program, and placement decisions for individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds.
Sensitivity to differences
3. Demonstrate sensitivity for the culture, language, religion, gender, disability, socio-economic status, and sexual orientation of individuals.
4. Communicate effectively with families of individuals with exceptional learning needs, including those from diverse backgrounds.