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Procedural Safeguards



Whenever a parent attends an IEP meeting, or any meeting related to their child’s IEP, the law requires they be offered a copy of their procedural safeguards. Initially, parents accept this information and may even read it carefully. Unfortunately, many parents do not fully understand the material presented to them because the information is presented quickly with little time to ask questions.

The special education law procedural safeguards are an important part of every families due process rights. The safeguards explain what each child’s rights are, the method by which these rights have to be delivered, the manner in which these rights are protected and the avenues open to parents who believe their rights, or the rights of their children have been violated.

Parents have the right to be fully informed about their child’s education and to actively participate in the decision making process. In addition, parents hold the power to give or refuse consent for all decisions being considered including evaluations, changes of placement or setting, types of services provided and to obtain their child’s educational records upon request.

If you are experiencing concerns or issues with your child’s education, please don’t hesitate to contact Southern California Law Office. We are available to answer your questions and assist with your child’s educational needs.


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