What do you do when parents request one-on-one assistance for their child with autism, but the district thinks it’s unnecessary? When parents insist on a particular aide? Or challenge an aide's qualifications?
Pairing case summaries with practical advice, this all-in-one pamphlet helps you fulfill your legal obligations to provide aides plus communicate more effectively with parents — so you serve students better and minimize legal disputes.
From aide qualifications to safety, FAPE and nonacademic activities, you learn key legal requirements and get guidance on how to:
- Talk with parents about a child's need for an aide
- Respond when a parent requests a specific aide
- Ensure that aides promote growth rather than dependence
- Phase out a child’s use of an aide
- And more!
Plus, plain-language summaries of relevant judicial decisions, OCR letters and SEA decisions show you which actions will land your district in legal hot water.