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A Guide to Special Education Advocacy
By Matthew Cohen

An erudite and in-depth description of the workings of the special education administration process in action, which guides parents through the potential pitfalls of special education, through the IEP process and implementation. With detailed analyses and examples, Cohen explains where the process can become derailed and how parents can facilitate its implementation in a way that is most beneficial for their child.
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Autism: Asserting Your Child's Rights to a Special Education
by David A. Sherman

This comprehensive resource reviews your child's education from early intervention prior to pre-school through the transition process from high school. It covers legal aspects of special education including IEP meetings, extended school year, least restrictive environment, section 504, and obtaining outside services.
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Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy: The Special Education Survival Guide
by Peter W. D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright

This guide to becoming an effective advocate for your special needs child is written by the husband and wife team of reknonwned special needs legal advocates.
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Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004
by Peter W. D. Wright, Pamela Darr Wright

Also by the Wrights, a guide to your legal rights and procedures under federal law for your special needs child's education.
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How To Compromise With Your School District Without Compromising Your Child: A Field Guide For Getting Effective Services For Children With Special Needs
by Gary Mayerson

An experienced autism attorney provides explains how to obtain special needs services for your child.
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A Parent's Guide to Special Education: Insider Advice on How to Navigate the System and Help Your Child Succeed
by Linda Wilmshurst, Alan W. Brue

An overview of the special needs education system for those new to the process.
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Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul: Second Dose: More Stories to Honor and Inspire Nurses
by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen and LeAnn Thieman
"The second book for nurses in the popular Chicken Soup books, Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul offers more of the quality and breadth of heartwarming short vignettes that this series does so well. Heartfelt and inspiring, these touching personal stories remind us all how important nurses are in healing and coping, despite the difficult hours and training. A wonderful gift for the nurse(s) in your life, Chicken Soup for the Nurse's Soul will be enjoyed by anyone who wishes a look at the heart of this important profession." (Allison Martin)
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The Special Educator's Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests
by Roger Ph.D. Pierangelo, George Psy.D. Giuliani

An overview of diagnostic tests for special needs children.
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Assessment in Special Education
by Roger Pierangelo, George A. Giuliani

An educator's guide to the assessment and testing procedures for special needs children.
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Writing Measurable IEP Goals and Objectives
by Barbara Bateman

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Better IEPs How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Useful Programs
by Barbara D. Bateman, Mary Anne Linden

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