Special Education: Your Family's Special Education Rights-Virginia Procedural Safeguards Notice

Revised September 2013
"Your Family's Special Education Rights" identifies key parts of the “Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004” (IDEA), a federal law governing the education of students with disabilities. IDEA 2004 requires that families be informed of their special education rights, including how families and schools can resolve problems. If you have questions or want to learn more about how special education works, please contact VDOE’s Parent Ombudsman at 804-371- 7420, your local director of special education at 540-731-3647, your local Parent Resource Center, or the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center at 1-800-869-6782 or e-mail: [email protected]
Other information for Parents and Families of Students with Disabilities

High-Leverage Practices in Special Education includes extensive research evidence regarding practices that could make a positive difference with students who are struggling to find success in school because of learning and behavioral complexities.  The information in the document can be helpful for key instructional leaders to understand the role of effective special education teachers.