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Procedural Safeguards

Preschool Special Education Module Series
Procedural safeguards refers to the mechanisms in place to ensure a parent’s rights and guarantees are fully understood and respected throughout a child's participation in special education services. Understanding a parent’s rights and guarantees set by the IDEA is mandatory before critical discussions and decision making begin taking place.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the procedural safeguards notice
  • Describe a parent’s rights for notification, participation, dispute resolution options, and independent evaluation
  • Identify when parental consent is required
  • Define surrogate parents and when one should be assigned

Presenters:

  • Jennifer Barnes, M.A., Education Program Specialist, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness
  • Yvonne Wooten, M.Ed., Education Program Specialist, Office of Early Learning and School Readiness
Estimated Time to Complete: 1 1/2 hours

Credit/CEUs:

This module has received the Ohio Approved (OA) designation.

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