What rights does a parent/caregiver have under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)?

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What rights does a parent/caregiver have under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)?

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They have the right to: • be the primary and final decision maker for the child • have services including a complete evaluation and assessment • a determination of their child’s eligibility • early identification of problems • assistance through this process If a child is eligible, a parent/caregiver also has the right to: • an individual plan for their child • a social worker or other coordinator to assist them • agree or disagree with the services offered and the time and number of services • refuse some services but still receive others • participate in all meetings concerning their child • receive timely notice of any changes of services, meeting dates, and people attending the meetings • receive any notices or documents in the language used in their home A parent/primary caregiver may also: • review any written records • be informed about who else can see these records • challenge and correct any wrong information in the records • be aware of any individual complaint concerning th