With another school year about to descend, parents of kids with special needs need to educate themselves about their children’s legal rights in order to advocate effectively within the increasingly complex and political educational system.

When it comes to addressing Special Education Law, Wrightslaw is a popular go-to resource for many families and professionals. It’s valuable information presented in language even you and I can understand. In short, it’s user and family friendly. While there are many other free resources about special education law out there, if you can afford to purchase a good legal resource, this is the one I recommend, in large part, because it is so friendly and understandable to the layperson. Plus, the authors know their stuff. My copies are well used.

Take some time to research this important topic. Then hopefully, you won’t need a judge.

Photo: Conductive Learning Center (CLC) student in Grand Rapids, Michigan by Judy Winter