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Surrogate Parents: An Overview of Qualifications and Responsibilities Under the IDEA

 
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By Renae W. Aldana, Esq.

This concise pamphlet explores school districts’ obligations regarding surrogate parents under IDEA '04 - updated for the 2006 Final Part B regulations. You learn the necessary qualifications and duties of surrogate parents and how these duties impact the rights of biological parents.

Plus, you discover the key issues school districts encounter when appointing a surrogate parent for a child with a disability, including the surrogate's termination of rights, reimbursement rights and potential for liability. Surrogate Parents also provides guidelines for determining:

  • Whether a child already has a "parent" under the IDEA
  • When surrogate appointment is necessary
  • Whether an individual has the right to appointment
  • When foster parents may serve as surrogate parents or eliminate the need for a surrogate appointment
  • And more

You also get full-text decisions concerning surrogate parents – including numerous OSEP Letters of Clarification – for convenient legal reference.


(2006. Pamphlet. 43 pp. Product Code: 300232. S/H: $5.50)