References

These are the references used to create this Guide: 

 

ABC for Health, Inc. (2015). Federal Poverty Level (FPL) guidelines. Retrieved from http://www.safetyweb.org/fpl.php.

 

Children's Law Center of Massachusetts (2013). Special education in Massachusetts. Retrieved from http://clcm.org/2014/Special_Education_in_MA_Feb2013.pdf.

 

Code of Massachusetts Regulations, Title 603, Section 28.00.

Retrieved from: http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/603cmr28.html?section=00.

 

Collins, L. You've rejected the IEP...Now what? [Blog post]. (2013, July 28). Retrieved from https://laurelcollins.wordpress.com/2013/07/28/the-iep-is-returned-as-rejected-now-what.

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2015). Facilitators for IEP meetings. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/anf/hearings-and-appeals/bureau-of-special-education-appeals-bsea/facilitated-iep-team-meeting.html.

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2015). Mediation. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/anf/hearings-and-appeals/bureau-of-special-education-appeals-bsea/mediation.

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2015). Mediation FAQs. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/anf/hearings-and-appeals/bureau-of-special-education-appeals-bsea/mediation/mediation-faqs.html.

 

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Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2015). Due process hearings. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/anf/hearings-and-appeals/bureau-of-special-education-appeals-bsea/due-process-hearings.

 

Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2015). Advisory opinion process. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/anf/hearings-and-appeals/bureau-of-special-education-appeals-bsea/advisory-opinion-process.html.

 

Division of Administrative Law Appeals, Bureau of Special Education Appeals (2012). So you will be going to a special education hearing without a lawyer...This is what you absolutely need to know. [BSEA Pro Se Guide]. Retrieved from www.mass.gov/anf/docs/dala/bsea/hearing-request-form-2012.doc.

 

Federation for Children with Special Needs (2007). A parent’s guide to selecting a special education advocate in Massachusetts [Brochure]. Retrieved from https://fcsn.org/pti/advocacy/advocacy_brochure.pdf.

 

Federation for Children with Special Needs (n.d.).Frequently asked questions about access to the general curriculum. Retrieved from http://fcsn.org/rtsc/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/11/FAQs-Access-to-General-Curriculum.pdf.

 

Federation for Children with Special Needs (2010). Independent Educational Evaluation (IEE). Retrieved from http://www.fcsn.org/pti/topics/evaluation.

 

Federation for Children with Special Needs (2013). Selecting an advocate. Retrieved from https://fcsn.org/pti/advocacy/advocacy.php.

 

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Massachusetts Department of Education (2017). Administrative Advisory SPED 2018-1: Guidance and Workbook for Calculating and Providing Proportionate Share Services for Students with Disabilities Enrolled by Their Parents in Private Schools. Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/advisories/2018-1.pdf.

 

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Massachusetts Department of Education (2001). IEP process guide. Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/iep/proguide.pdf.

 

Massachusetts Department of Education (2006). Progress report on IEP. Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/iep/forms/pdf/PR.pdf.

 

Massachusetts Department of Education (2002) Team determination of educational placement. Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/iep/forms/pdf/pl1.pdf.

 

Massachusetts Department of Education (2013). Parent's notice of procedural safeguards. Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/prb/pnps.pdf.

 

Massachusetts Department of Education and Federation for Children with Special Needs (2000). Writing guide for the IEP. Retrieved from http://fcsn.org/pti/topics/iep/tools/writing_guide.pdf.

 

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (n.d.).Transition planning form (TPF). Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/28MR/28m9.pdf.

 

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2000). Disability definitions and related links. Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/definitions.html.

 

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2011). Individualized Education Program. Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/iep/forms/pdf/IEP1-8.pdf.

 

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2014). Administrative advisory SPED 2001-3: Guidance on using a sliding fee scale for public payment of Independent Education Evaluations (IEEs) in special education. Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/advisories/01_3.html.

 

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2008). Hearing rules for special education appeals. Retrieved from http://www.mass.gov/anf/docs/dala/bsea/hearing-rules.pdf.

 

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2015). MCAS alternate assessment (MCAS-Alt). Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/mcas/alt/default.html.

 

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2015). PARCC accessibility and accommodations. Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/parcc/participation.

 

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2015). PRS specialist assignments. Retrieved from http://www.doe.mass.edu/pqa/prs/specialist-list.html.

 

Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 71B, Section 3. Retrieved from: https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXII/Chapter71B/Section3.

 

Mental Health Legal Advisors Committee (2012). Rights of Massachusetts youth regarding special education disputes. Retrieved from http://www.mhlac.org/Docs/ed_sped_disputes.pdf.

 

Special Needs Advocacy Network (2015). SPaN 2015-2016 professional directory. Retrieved from http://www.spanmass.org/uploads/3/6/4/6/3646923/full_directory.pdf.

 

The Arc of Massachusetts (n.d.).Transition from school to adult life: Time lines. Retrieved from http://thearcofmass.org/resources/transition.

That's it!

Congratulations on completing your Exceptional Lives IEP Guide!

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