You have questions about special education and disability matters.

We can answer them.

Parents of children with special education needs are thrust into a world that’s new and often confusing. We are a group of parents and advocates who can help you navigate the complexities that come with special education in Missouri.
  • What is a 504?
  • What is an IEP?
  • Do I have any options if the district refuses to evaluate my child?
  • What if my child is found ineligible for special education?
  • What does this part of the IEP mean?
  • I don’t think my child’s IEP is being followed; what are my options?

Difference IEP and 504: Video or Chart

Discrimination Complaint: Office of Civil Rights Complaint

Frequently Asked Questions: Protecting Students with Disabilities

OCR: Office of Civil Rights

Parent & Educator Resource Guide: 504 Resource Guide

Section 504 Information: MO DESE


Dispute Resolution Options: MO DESE Complaints, FIEP, Mediation and Due Process

Dispute Resolution Chart: Dispute Resolution Comparison

Facilitated Individualized Education Program: MO DESE FIEP

FERPA: US Dept of Education FERPA

FERPA Magic Words…Personally Identifiable: Video-Ask A Special Education Attorney (James Gallini)

“Privacy” – Keeping Parents out of the school due to FERPA: Video-Ask A Special Education Attorney (James Gallini)

“Privacy” in Public School, video access and FERPA – Video-Ask A Special Education Attorney (James Gallini)

Photos and Videos FAQ: Student Privacy FERPA

Video an Education Record?: Multiple Student on Video

Accommodation Ideas: by David Bateman

Americans with Disabilities Act:

Ask a Special Education Attorney: You Tube Channel

Ask a Special Education Attorney: Public Facebook Group

Forms: Special Education Model Forms

MO DESE Special Education Department: Special Education

MO Parent Bill of Rights: MO DESE

OSEP-Office of Special Education Programs: Policy Letters and Guidance

OSERS-Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services: Welcome to OSERS

Preschool to Kindergarten – no “get to know you”: Video-Ask a Special Education Attorney (James Gallini)