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Video instructions and help with filling out and completing When Form 8815 Referred

Instructions and Help about When Form 8815 Referred

My name is Ashley Belknap, and I am a parent consultant at the Utah Parent Center. I am excited to be here today to talk to you about the special education process. To tell you a little bit about myself, I have two children who are currently in the special education process. They are in the pre-kindergarten stage and will be starting kindergarten next year. I am looking forward to working with general educators as we navigate the system. Starting the IEP process at an earlier stage has been nerve-wracking but also exciting. In this video series, I will be discussing the special education process and how you can be a team player and partner. As a parent, you are an expert on your child, and your input is invaluable. Working together as a team, along with school personnel, is crucial. There may be barriers that you bring to this process, but it is important to put them aside and focus on the needs of your child and their educational and support needs. It is possible to come together and be an effective team. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), there are laws that require a free appropriate public education for all children with disabilities. This includes Part C, which is the early intervention program for children aged zero to three, and Part B, which covers children from three to graduation or until the age of twenty-two. Special education is a specially designed instruction that meets the unique needs of children with disabilities. It is provided at no cost to parents and can take place in various settings, including the classroom, home, hospital, or institution. It is important to be familiar with the six principles of IDEA. The first principle is FAPE (free appropriate public education), which applies to eligible children...