Procedural Safeguards

Special Education Law
Procedural Safeguards

This course will familiarize school staff members with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 procedural safeguards provided to students with disabilities and their parents. We'll explore parents’ rights to be informed, provide or withhold consent and participate in meetings and the decision making process. We'll also cover specific student rights and Section 504 procedural protections.

Course Authors
Barbara Bateman, Ph.D., J.D.
Dr. Barbara Bateman is a nationally recognized leader in special education law. In collaboration with Dr. Samuel Kirk, she helped to distinguish the category of learning disabilities in the 1960s and to develop the special services that would later serve this population. Dr. Bateman has 40 years of experience as an educator, author and researcher, and has written more than 100 books, monographs, book chapters and articles on special education and legal issues.


48 minutes