Advocacy and parents of special needs children
This paper focuses on the rights of special needs children in the schooling process. There are a number of laws including the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the 1973 Rehabilitation Acta which protect the educational rights of exceptional children. Unfortunately school systems often fail to provide all the services needed by exceptional children. This means advocacy efforts are often called upon by parents to insure school systems offer the appropriate special services to their special needs children. The strategies and skills needed by parents to conduct advocacy on the behalf of their children are presented. © 1996 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association).
School of Social Work
Pardeck, John T. "Advocacy and parents of special needs children." Early Child Development and Care 120, no. 1 (1996): 45-53.
Early Child Development and Care