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The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law

Over 400 Frequently Asked Questions and Answers Every Educator Needs to Know about the Legal Rights of Exceptional Children and their Parents
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It is vital for all professionals in the field of education to have a practical understanding of the laws that are in place to protect the children with whom they work. The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law is a detailed yet accessible introduction to federal law as it applies to the rights of children with special needs.

Written in a user-friendly question and answer format, the book covers all of the key areas of special education law including parental rights of participation, the legal right to Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) and related services, and the complex issues of discipline and dispute resolutions. This book provides educators with knowledge of the requirements, history, and evolution of the laws that impact their daily working lives and gives them the information they need to help parents obtain better services for their children.

This is an indispensible handbook that teachers, school management, and school counselors will refer to again and again.
  • Published: Jun 15 2012
  • Pages: 320
  • 246 x 173mm
  • ISBN: 9781849058827
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Press Reviews

  • Midwest Book Review

    An invaluable reference for any professional in the field of special education, and covers the laws in place to protect special ed kids.
  • Roger Pierangelo, PhD, Associate Professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University and Executive Director of the National Association of Special Education Teachers, USA

    Dr. George Giuliani has written the best book I have ever read in the area of special education law. Practical, concise, and user-friendly, this book represents an exciting and up-to-date approach to addressing the legal issues faced by children with special needs. Dr. Giuliani explains the complexity of the special education process incredibly well, making it easy to understand. As a college professor and professional in the area of special education for the past 40 years, I believe that this book will become an authority in the field. This is a phenomenal book and I give it my highest recommendation.
  • Robert D. Colucci, DO, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, USA

    Dr. George Giuliani has written a tremendously insightful and comprehensive book on special education law. It is very easy to read and user-friendly. It is clear that he did a great deal of research in putting this book together. It is well thought out and written in an easy-to-read format. Dr. Giuliani makes understanding the special education process - which can be overwhelming - simple and easy to grasp and he does a great job laying things out in a step-by-step fashion. As a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist who often works with parents of children with special needs, it is my professional and personal opinion that Dr. Giuliani's book really clarifies the legal issues and rights of exceptional children. This is an excellent guide for anyone interested in special education law. I highly recommend it!
  • Vance L. Austin, PhD, Associate Professor and Chair of the Special Education Department, Manhattanville College, New York, USA

    As a former colleague and beneficiary of Dr. Giuliani's clear and succinct writing, presented in textbooks that I have employed in several of my graduate courses, I must commend him, once again, for providing another lucid 'gem' in The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law. The distinctive conversational style employed provides the reader with a 'user-friendly' approach to a subject that can be difficult to comprehend and, consequently, to navigate and use effectively. I believe that this book will serve as an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, and related service providers. My congratulations, then, to Dr. Giuliani for authoring such a lucid and comprehensible guide to what can seem, at times, an enigmatic and complex subject. To my knowledge, no similar exposition exists and, thus, Dr. Giuliani's 'Guide' addresses a critical need.
  • Michael E. Bergman, Esq., Partner, Bergman, Bergman, Goldberg, & Lamonsoff, LLP, New York, USA

    Knowledge is power! The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law empowers professionals and parents. It levels the playing field for anyone who needs to be aware of the legal issues facing children with disabilities. Making informed educational decisions for a child when confronted with the reality that he or she has special needs can be overwhelming. Dr. Giuliani has dissected an extremely complex set of laws and procedures and consolidated them into a practical and simple straight-forward book. The Comprehensive Guide to Special Education Law is a must-have resource.
  • Kelly McCabe-Fitch, PhD, School Psychologist and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Long Island, New York, USA

    This is a thorough, easy-to-understand book which is perfect not only for educators and administrators in the field, but also for parents who are newly navigating the often difficult world of special education. As a practicing school psychologist, these are answers to the questions I get asked on an almost daily basis. A wonderful resource!
  • Nicholas J. Agro, Esq., Education Attorney, New York, USA

    Dr. Giuliani's book is packed with useful information about Education Law. The book explains complex legal topics in a way that is easy to understand and informative. The FAQ format enables the reader to quickly locate the information they are looking for. This book is a must-have for parents and professionals alike.
  • Matthew J. Delforte, Special Education Attorney, Shebitz Berman Cohen & Delforte, P.C., and Adjunct Professor of Law at Hofstra University School of Law, New York, USA

    Finally! A comprehensive yet practical, to-the-point, legal reference book for all special education stakeholders: parents, special educators, school administrators, advocates, lawyers, students and academics. Dr. Giuliani has thoughtfully compiled the essential questions about special education law - regarding its substance, process, and practice - that are raised in schools and homes every day, and provided the answers to those questions in a direct and eminently understandable way. The Q&A format keeps this book fresh. I will use it in my practice and in my classroom.