Pennsylvania Special Education Parent Resource Guide

Parents know their child better than anyone else and have valuable information to contribute about the kinds of programs and services that are needed for their child's success in school. To ensure the rights of children with a disability, additional laws have been made. In this guide we also use the terms "rules" and "regulations." Sometimes these rules can be confusing to parents; they may be written in language that is difficult to understand. This booklet has been written to explain these rules so parents will feel comfortable and can better participate in the educational decision-making process for their child. The chapters that follow address questions that parents may have about special education as it relates to their child who is thought to have, or may have, a disability. To view the Pennsylvania Parent Guide to Special Education, click here.