Drafting Due Process Claims &
State Complaints

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Circulation: 92,423
ISSN: 1538-320
October 22, 2013

Facts and law do not control the outcome of a complaint. The decision-maker controls the outcome.Writing Due Process Complaint Letters and State Complaint

  • Need to request a Due Process Hearing?
  • Draft a State Complaint letter?
  • Write a 10 Day Notice Letter for tuition reimbursement?

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate learn how to write compelling Due Process Claims or State Complaint letters that make a decision-maker want to rule in your favor. Find DOE guidance on state complaint procedures, regulatory requirements, and sample letters.

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Writing the Due Process Complaint Letter or State Complaint

First steps - find out when to start preparation for your letter. Be sure of your target audience. Understand the key variable that controls the outcome.

In this live presentation Pete Wright teaches you how to create visual imagery to tell a story in your letter. Your letter may become the theme of your case.

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Using State Complaint Provisions under IDEA

Regulatory requirements for state complaints, resources and references, and effective strategies to use when you file a state complaint from attorney Jim Comstock-Galagan, Executive Director of the Southern Disability Law Center (SDLC).

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DOE Guidance: State Complaint Procedures

U. S. Department of Education questions and answers relating to Mediation, State Complaint Procedures, Due Process Hearing, Resolution Sessions and Expedited Due Process. (July 2013)

Read the new guidance for State Complaint procedures. (Section B)

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Due Process Requests: Sample Letters

Read several excellent due process request letters by attorney Bill Reichhardt.

Pete posted these letters, with humorous pseudonyms, as samples of how to write comprehensive and effective request letters.


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