Helpful Links

Procedural Safeguards
http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/ProSafe_Aug2009.pdf

The document is a legal description of state and federal law written for parents/guardians who have children they suspect may have an educational disability or have met eligibility criteria for special education services.

Parents Bill Of Rights
http://dese.mo.gov/special-education/compliance/parents-bill-rights

The Parents Bill of Rights is a summarized edition of the Procedural Safeguards under IDEA . This document is provided in 24 different languages on this website.

Parent Guide
http://dese.mo.gov/sites/default/files/ParentGuide.pdf

Children with disabilities have a right to a free appropriate public education (FAPE). Children differ in mental abilities, sensory development, physical traits, emotional or social behaviors, or communication skills. Some may require modification to their school program or special education and related services in order to benefit from their schooling. This document provides parents a practical guide when they suspect their child may have an educational disability. This document clearly defines the 13 educational diagnoses identified through IDEA.