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Citation: Zirkel, P.A. 2012. “Tuition and Related Reimbursement under the IDEA: A Decisional Checklist.” West’s Education Law Reporter 282. https://perryzirkel.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/westlaw_document_15_48_24.pdf (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This flow-like checklist outlines the criteria under the IDEA for reimbursement of tuition and related expenses. It also provides information regarding regulations and case law along with questions to determine the possibility of reimbursement.


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Citation: Scalon, D. 2013. “Specific Learning Disability and Its Newest Definition: Which Is Comprehensive? and Which Is Insufficient?” Journal of Learning Disabilities 46 (1), 26-33.


Resource Description: This publication reviews current thinking and practices for identifying learning disabilities (LD), controversies surround identification of LDs, and critical issues in the field.


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Citation: Office of Administrative Hearings, California Department of General Services. n.d. Special Education: Prevailing Parties. http://www.dgs.ca.gov/oah/SpecialEducation/Resources/PrevailingParties.aspx (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This graph offers specific information on the percentages of who prevailed in special education due process hearings from the 2005/2006 school year until the present.


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Citation: Office of Administrative Hearings, California Department of General Services. n.d. Special Education: Number of Cases Filed. http://www.dgs.ca.gov/oah/SpecialEducation/Resources/CasesFiled.aspx (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This graph offers specific information on trends in the number of special education cases filed from the 2005/2006 school year until the present.


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Citation: Office of Administrative Hearings, California Department of General Services. n.d. Special Education: Case Closure Reason. http://www.dgs.ca.gov/oah/SpecialEducation/Resources/ClosureReason.aspx (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This graph offers specific information on the reasons for case closures in special education due process hearings in California from the 2005/2006 school year until the present.


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Citation: Office of Administrative Hearings, California Department of General Services. n.d. Special Education: Average Case Time. http://www.dgs.ca.gov/oah/SpecialEducation/Resources/AvgCaseTime.aspx (accessed January 5, 2017).


Resource Description: This graph offers specific information on the average case number of days in hearings held in special education due process hearings in California from the 2005/2006 school year until the present.


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Citation: Zirkel, P.A. 2015. “Special Education Law: Illustrative Basics and Nuances of Key IDEA Components.” Teacher Education and Special Education 38 (4): 263-275.


Resource Description: This article reviews issues and requirements under IDEA. It includes important issues, provisions, regulations, and interpretations that are relevant to all educators.


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Citation: Lipscomb, S. 2009. “Resolving Special Education Disputes in California.” San Francisco, CA: Public Policy Institute of California. http://www.ppic.org/content/pubs/report/R_209SLR.pdf (accessed January 5, 2016).


Resource Description: This report examines Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) conflict resolution used by schools and parents in California. It describes how the process works and examines different approaches, outcomes, and trends. It also looks at patterns and contributors to positive and negative outcomes.


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Citation: Zirkel, P.A. 2013. “Recent Legal Developments of Interest to Special Educators.” Intervention in School and Clinic 48 (5): 319-322.


Resource Description: This article provides an overview of recent legal developments pertaining to IDEIA including issues of eligibility, FAPE, LRE and discipline.


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Citation: Prince, A.M.T., A. Katsiyannis, and J. Farmer. 2013. “Postsecondary Transition Under IDEA 2004: A Legal Update.” Intervention in School & Clinic 48 (5): 286-293.


Resource Description: This is a legal update on amendments made to IDEA regarding transition planning and includes summaries of litigation in transition planning along with discussion of implications for practice.


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Citation: Cavendish, W. 2013. “Identification of Learning Disabilities Implications of Proposed DSM-5 Criteria for School-Based Assessment.” Journal of Learning Disabilities. 46 (1), 52-57.


Resource Description: This journal article looks at identification of learning disabilities using response to intervention (RTI) as it relates to IDEA and the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th ed. (DSM-5). It also looks at the research base on RTI along with the changing roles of specialists.


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Citation: Office of Administrative Hearings, California Department of General Services. 2008. “Frequently Asked Questions Special Education Due Process and Hearings and Mediations.” Sacramento, CA: California Department of General Services. https://www.documents.dgs.ca.gov/oah/SE/Forms/OAH%2070,%20rev.%2007-08.pdf (accessed January 5, 2016).


Resource Description: This document provided by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) answers several frequently asked questions and provides information that could be useful to both professionals working in special education and families.


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Citation: Eggert, D.B., and A.M. Minutelli. 2014. “Cases that Will Change Your Life: An Overview of Recent Decisions.” Presentation for the New Hampshire Association of Special Education Administrators, July 30, 2014.


Resource Description: This is an overview of cases outside of California that can provide information about court decisions in a variety of areas through these cases. This was part of a presentation for school administrators in New Hampshire.


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Citation: Weber, M.C. 2013. “All Areas of Suspected Disability.” Loyola Law Review 59: 289.


Resource Description: This journal article examines the requirement for schools regarding assessment, writing of goals, and appropriate advancement towards goals as it relates to the IDEA anc court decisions.


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Citation: Zirkel, P.A. 2013. “Adjudicative Remedies for Denials of FAPE under the IDEA.” Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary 33 (1): 214-241.


Resource Description: This article engages in questions regarding cases in which children have been determined to have been denied free appropriate public education (FAPE) along with the most commonly ordered remedies. It examines trends in states, frequencies, and commonalities.


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Citation: Zirkel, P.A. 2013. “’Appropriate’ Decisions Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.” Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary 33 (1): 242-260.


Resource Description: This article analyzes officer decisions focusing on Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under the IDEA. It examines the prevailing norms, decisions, and remedies ordered.


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