Special Education Links
Some of the best resources on the World Wide Web for information on the legal rights of children who are (or should be) enrolled in a special education program along with valuable and relevant resource information for parents.
Advocacy refers to the act of pleading or interceding for a cause.
It incorporates the goal of independence for the person with disabilities
and may be carried out by the person, a family member or a professional.
Advocacy empowers individuals to gain knowledge of their legal rights.
Reed has litigated under Section 504 and the ADA as well as the IDEA.
National COPAA - The Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates An independent, nonprofit organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities. Wrightslaw: The Special Ed Advocate - Because successful advocates need accurate information, parents, educators, experts, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for up-to-date information about effective advocacy for children with disabilities. You'll find hundreds of articles, cases, newsletters, and other information about special education law and advocacy in the Wrightslaw libraries.
20 U.S.C. § 1414 - Evaluations, Eligibility, IEPs, & Placement - Education Law - IDEA law section 1414, actual text with annotation by Peter Wright.
Mayerslay - Gary Mayerson and is a commercial trial lawyer, advocating for children and adolescents with Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorder, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder and other developmental disorders and disabilities.
EDLAW - The EDLAW Center works with parents, schools and attorneys representing both sides to identify problem areas and develop possible solutions at the systemic level. Cooperation is encouraged and preferred, but resort to the full spectrum of available legal remedies is never precluded.
Center for Law and Education - The Center for Law and Education (CLE) strives to make the right of all students to quality education a reality throughout the nation and to help enable communities to address their own public education problems effectively, with an emphasis on assistance to low-income students and communities.
The National Academy for Child Development - NACD is an international organization of parents and professionals dedicated to helping children and adults reach their full potential.
Council for Exceptional Children - The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted.
Special Education Resources on the Internet - Special Education Resources on the Internet (SERI) is a collection of Internet accessible information resources of interest to those involved in the fields related to Special Education.
Mississippi Department of Special Education
Mississippi Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA)
University of Virginia Curry School of Education Office of Special Education. - This site provides comprehensive links to a wide variety of Internet resources relating to special education.
ADA HOME PAGE - Americans with Disabilities Act - U.S. Department of Justice
The Family Network - A comprehensive listing of disability law links to Internet resources.
Mississippi Government Links
State of Mississippi-Official Web Site - All State of Mississippi resources can be found in this site.
Mississippi Department of Education
Mississippi Legislature - Here you can check on House and Senate bills (when in session)
The Constitution of The State of Mississippi
The Mississippi Code
Mississippi Supreme Court
Mississippi Attorney General
Mississippi Secretary of State
Mississippi Office of the State Auditor
Mississippi Department of Public Safety
Mississippi Insurance Department
Law and Business Links
General resources and useful information on business,
Jeff Flax's Law Listing - A
comprehensive listing of legal sites on the internet.
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