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ADD Avoiding the Discriminatory Use of Discipline Against Students with Disabilities

This fact sheet published by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, summarizes public schools’ obligations under federal disability civil rights law to administer discipline student discipline in a nondiscriminatory manner.

ADD Immigrants and Public Education

This brochure is for immigrants who want to know about their right to a free public education.

ADD Truancy Intervention Guide

The Truancy Intervention Guide is an electronic resource guide that provides a single source of information for parents and professionals involved in the truancy intervention process, including school officials, DJJ staff, solicitors, attorneys, and family court judges. The Guide is designed to assist with clarifying legal requirements and expectations of all parties and encourage best practices for responding to truancy.

Adult Students with Disabilities Educational Rights

This web page provides information on the Adult Students with Disabilities Educational Rights Consent Act which addresses educational rights and protections for students eligible for special education services once they turn 18.

Anti-Bullying & Harassment

This brochure has some helpful tips on how you can deal with bullying or harassment at school and the duty of the school to protect children.

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, dedicated to funding research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a cure for autism; increasing awareness of autism spectrum disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with autism and their families. The Autism Speaks? Family Services website contains information tool kits. A state by state resource guide and a resource library to assist families in dealing with the medical, educational and social challenges posed by autism.

Disability Rights SC - Education Resources

Disability Rights SC envisions an education system where all students with disabilities receive appropriate services to enable the student to have access to a free appropriate public education in the student's least restrictive environment. Find "words to know" and a variety of resources on their webpage.

Discipline of Students with Disabilities

This Fact Sheet contains information on what steps must be taken when disciplining a student with disabilities.

Dispute Resolution Information

The South Carolina Department of Education provides several dispute resolution options when it comes to the provision of special education services. This web page describes those options.

Expulsion of Students with Disabilities

Certain federal and state laws tell school administrators what steps must be taken when they are considering expelling a student with a disability. This web page provides information about that process.

Frequently Asked Questions About Discrimination in Schools

he U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights enforces federal civil rights laws that prohibit discrimination in programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education. Find answers to frequently asked questions about discrimination in schools and about the complaint process on this web page.

General Information About Student Loan Debt

Over 40 million Americans have an average student loan debt of $30,000. Due to unemployment or income below the poverty line, 28% of borrowers are unable to make payments on their student loans. It’s important to be aware of all the effects, advantages and disadvantages of taking out a student loan.

Guidance and Resources for Addressing Bullying

The South Carolina Department of Education website provides a list of recommendations and resources for parents on what to do if their child is a victim of bullying.

Guide to Expulsion and Suspension for Parents

Your child's school may let you know that it intends to suspend or expel your child if he or she has misbehaved at school. You and your child have certain rights when this happens. As a parent, you are the most important advocate for your child's interests. This brochure has more information on what you can do if this happens.

Hope Academy, Greenville SC

Hope Academy is a non-profit private school specifically designed to provide children with autism the opportunity to learn in classrooms with typical peers and a typical curriculum.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities throughout the nation and ensures special education and related services to those children. Find IDEA information and resources at the U.S. Department of Education's website.

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