01-05-2011 | Book Review
M. Cohen: A Guide to Special Education Advocacy: What Parents, Clinicians, and Advocates Need to Know
Jessica Kingsley Publishers, Philadelphia, PA, 2009, 302 pp, ISBN 978-1-84310-893-1. $24.95 (paper)
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
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ExcerptClinicians who serve children with disabilities are often faced with, and sometimes caught up in, a confusing set of legal regulations that guide the implementation of special education services for these children. Parents and clinicians alike often feel ill-equipped to navigate the multiple steps and reams of paperwork that are often required to assist children who are entering or already involved with the special education system.
A guide to Special Education Advocacy, by Matthew Cohen, is designed to assist families and professionals navigate this complex system. Written by an attorney, this book is intended for clinicians, parents, and other advocates of children with disabilities. Clearly written and well organized, the text focuses on the laws and rules that govern special education, while also providing a meaningful context to interpret these legal concepts. …