Every child is entitled to a free and appropriate public education. The laws and rules that define how this must happen are complex. However, it is very important for foster parents to understand special education so that they can advocate for their children. Please use "Contact Us" to let us of additional information we should include.
- General Special Education Information
- Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 2004 (IDEA 2004)
- Preparing for an IFSP (Individual planning for young children)
- Nebraska Special Education Sites
- Nebraska Special Education Mediation Option
- Special Populations in Nebraska Department of Education
- Assistive Technology Partnership in Nebraska Department of Education
- Parental Rights in Special Education (in portable document format - pdf). To obtain Acrobat Reader, you can download it free from http://get.adobe.com/reader/.
- Rule 51 (Nebraska's Special Education Rules)
- National Special Education Sites
- U.S. Department of Education
- Office of Civil Rights Publications about Section 504 - from the Department of Education
- Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) - oversees programs that can help high school students with disabilities plan for future employment.
- National Special Education Advocacy Sites - for parents and professionals
- Wrightslaw - a site with accurate, up-to-date information about effective advocacy for children with disabilities