Write On! A Guide to Compliant Documentation of Special Education Policies and Procedures

By Mary Schillinger and by Wesley B. Parsons, Esq. and Keith Yanov, Esq. of Fagen Friedman & Fulfrost LLP

With all of special education’s legal timelines, compliance mandates and communication requirements, documenting your actions is not only critical, it could be the deciding factor in whether you are properly serving a student with disabilities.

From child find through transition, learn how to track the steps you’ve taken to provide special education services, so you can prevent IDEA non-compliance and denial of FAPE claims. An assistant superintendent and two veteran attorneys walk you through establishing a system to build documentation into your daily routine and train all staff to keep data on a regular and consistent basis, including:

  • Observation records of how a student is functioning in structured and unstructured activities
  • Documentation of IEP decision-making and development, and the content of IEP notes
  • What to look for when choosing IEP writing software programs and traps to avoid
  • Plus home/school communication, prior written notice, contact with parents and more!

And, you get observation tools, data recording logs and 25 additional model documents you can customize for all staff to use.

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