Law and Ethics

Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education

The Handbook of Leadership and Administration for Special Education brings together research informing practice in leading special education from preschool through transition into postsecondary settings. The second edition of this comprehensive handbook has been fully updated to provide coverage of disability policy, historical roots, policy and legal perspectives, as well as effective, collaborative, and instructional leadership practices that support the ...

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Webinar: What’s Different in the Special Education Assessment Process for English Learners?

As the number of English learners and bilingual/multilingual students continues to rise in the US, teachers and administrators are in critical need of appropriate and effective processes for assessing the eligibility of students with disabilities who are also English language learners. In this webinar, you’ll learn the latest updates on assessing English speakers in four areas: linguistic, cultural, legal & ...

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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act

This newly updated six-page laminated reference guide is an indispensable tool for school administrators and educators. The guide outlines key features of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the federal law that entitles students with disabilities (SWD) to free and appropriate public education (FAPE), including specialized instruction and related services, or special education. Author Karen Norlander, details the requirements schools ...

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Foundations of Special Education

Foundations of Special Education is CEC’s special two-book set that provides the what and the how of effective special education practice. No matter your specialty, what grade level you teach, or what degree of disability your students experience, these two books will give you the solid foundation you need to figure out what you need to know as a special ...

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What Really Works With Exceptional Learners

Teachers in today’s classrooms work with a diverse group of students, including many who have special education needs, and are often pressed to know a little something about everything. In What Really Works With Exceptional Learners, editors Wendy Murawski and Kathy Lynn Scott present another reader-friendly resource full of experiences and evidence-based practices to empower any educator. The editors and ...

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CEC Professional Library

Continually updated to include CEC’s most recent and relevant publications, the CEC Professional Library is an essential collection of foundational work in the field of special education. This collection is an essential reference and resource for teachers, administrators, and teacher-educators. The set includes: What Every Special Educator Must Know: Professional Ethics and Standards (aka: The Red Book, 2016) A Principal’s Guide ...

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Webinar: How the Supreme Court May Change Your Practice

On January 11, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, a case that involved a student with autism from Colorado. The question in this case, which has major implications for special education services nationwide, is how much educational benefit does a student’s program of special education need to provide to that student? ...

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The Administrator’s Leadership Set

Buy Together and SAVE! The Administrator’s Leadership Set provides valuable resources from the field of special education to inform and support administrative oversight of special educators, general educators, support staff—and the education of students with disabilities. The set includes: What School Counselors Need to Know About Special Education (revised edition) Great Instruction, Great Achievement for Students With Disabilities: A Road Map for Special ...

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What Every Special Educator Must Know: Professional Ethics & Standards

CEC wrote the book on special education … literally. What Every Special Educator Must Know, known as The Red Book, details the ethics and standards for special education preparation and practice, outlining the critical knowledge and skill sets for every special education professional. This is the field’s standard-bearing book, essential for programs seeking CEC National Recognition, faculty developing curriculum, state ...

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Webinar: The IEP Process: Essential Strategies for Special Education Teachers

The IEP process is full of legal mandates and requirements that cause anxiety for all special education teachers, and can be particularly daunting for new special educators. A productive IEP process requires that the IEP team ― teachers, families, and related services providers ― have the resources they need to collaborate to create measurable, legally defensible, and truly individualized IEPs ...

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Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools

Explore the realities behind the headlines concerning children who have been isolated or physically restrained in schools, sometimes resulting in injury or even death. The editors address the legal and ethical issues underlying these practices, and, more importantly, what can be done to move schools away from potentially harmful treatment of children. This valuable resource explores the array of practices ...

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New Special Education Teacher Toolkit

The first year in the classroom is a make-or-break time for new special educators, so make sure you’re prepared with two essential publications from CEC: The Survival Guide for New Special Education Teachers, with real, practical information and how-tos, and What Every Special Educator Must Know, CEC’s famous “Red Book,” detailing the ethics, standards, knowledge and skill sets every special educator needs. ...

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Presidents, Congress and the Public Schools: The Politics of Education Reform

In Presidents, Congress, and the Public Schools, longtime policy analyst Jack Jennings examines the evolution of federal education policy and outlines a bold and controversial vision for its future. Jennings brings an insider’s knowledge to this account, offering a vivid analysis of federal efforts in the education arena and revealing some of the factors that shaped their enactment. His rich ...

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Better IEPs: How to Develop Legally Correct and Educationally Useful Programs

A definitive book in its field, Better IEPs provides both an overview and the nuts and bolts of developing effective and legally correct individualized education programs . The revised and enhanced fifth edition is the ultimate guide to understanding IEPs from a legal standpoint and best practices in developing and monitoring them. A classic in its field, Better IEPs presents ...

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Webinar: Ethical Treatment of Challenging Behavior in Students with Autism or Other Developmental Disabilities

In collaboration with the Division on Autism and Developmental Disabilities (DADD) Students with autism, intellectual disability, or other developmental disabilities often display behaviors that act as barriers to social, academic, and adaptive development. Many traditional methods to reduce challenging behaviors, such as punishment and other aversive interventions, are now widely recognized as unethical, and often are illegal. In this program, ...

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