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RAISE Article Details

Title: Impartial Hearings under the IDEA: Legal Issues and Answers
Publication Date: Dec 2011
Authors: Perry A. Zirkel
Source: National Association of State Directors of Special Education
Abstract: "This updated Question-and-Answer document is specific to impartial hearing officers (IHOs) and the impartial hearings that they conduct under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)." [excerpt] "The sources are limited to the pertinent IDEA legislation and regulations, court decisions and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education’s (OSEP) policy letters that the author’s research has revealed." [excerpt] The document consists of two parts, the first on Hearing Officer issues--qualifications, immunity--and the second on Hearing Decisions. The latter discusses resolution sessions, sufficiency process, jurisdiction, timelines, expedited hearings, procedures, and written decisions.
Categories: Policy & Practice
Due Process Hearings

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