Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Introduction to FAPE A. Jesse’s IEP Meeting B. Free Appropriate Public Education C. History of Education for Individuals with Disabilities D. The Road to IDEA E. Definition of FAPE F. Least Restrictive Environment G. Review H. Summary Section 3: Determining FAPE for Students with Disabilities A. Diving Deeper into FAPE B. Defining “Free” C. Public D. What is an “Appropriate” Education? E. Check Your Knowledge F. Board of Education v. Rowley G. Defining FAPE After Rowley H. Changes to IDEA and FAPE I. Increasing Expectations J. Review K. Summary Section 4: Ensuring FAPE for Students A. IEPs and FAPE B. Peer-Reviewed Research C. Procedural Violations and FAPE D. Recommendations for Educators E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Due Process for Complaints Regarding FAPE A. Due Process Complaints B. Who Has Rights Under IDEA? C. Filing a Due Process Complaint D. After a Due Process Complaint is Filed E. Resolution and Due Process Hearings F. Rights and Rules of a Due Process Hearing G. Important Considerations about Due Process Complaints H. Review I. Summary Section 6: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam
Nellie Galindo received her Masters of Social Work and Masters of Science in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has worked with individuals with disabilities in several different settings, including working as a direct service provider for individuals with mental illness and leading a youth program for young adults with disabilities. She has facilitated and created trainings for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the areas of self-advocacy, healthy relationships, sexual health education, and violence and abuse prevention. Mrs. Galindo has worked in state government assisting individuals with disabilities obtain accessible health information in their communities, as well as utilizing the Americans with Disabilities Act to ensure equal access to healthcare services. Disclosure: Nellie Galindo, MSW, MSPH has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Expert Reviewer: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D
Dr. Rhonda Davin is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst with over 25 years of experience in the fields of developmental disabilities and autism. She has served the field as a teacher, college professor, consultant and expert witness. She started Behavior Consulting Services which provided direct behavior analytic services to children with autism and their families. She has supervised and mentored several behavior analysts and service providers currently practicing in the field today. Dr. Davin has also provided technical assistance for large scale organizational change efforts in the area of Positive Behavior Supports. Disclosure: Rhonda Davin, Ph.D., BCBA-D has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.