Education and Disability Law Articles

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As of February 2013

Journal Articles on Special Education Law

This section of NICHCY’s website is devoted to bringing you full-length articles on special education and disability law from peer-reviewed journals. We’ve categorized them below primarily by their area of emphasis. Pick from among articles on:

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Section 504

Top five Section 504 errors redux. ELA Notes 48(2), 14-15. Zirkel, P. A. (2013) | new!

Does Section 504 require a Section 504 plan for each eligible non-IDEA studentJournal of Law and Education, 40, 407-416. Zirkel, P. (2011).

What does the law say? Teaching Exceptional Children, 43(3), 65-67. Zirkel, P. (2011).

The legal issues of identification and intervention for K–12 students with dyslexiaPerspectives on Language and Literacy, 38(3), 13-16. Zirkel, P. (2012).

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Part B

Individualized Education Programs: Legal Requirements and Research Findings. Exceptionality, 18(3), 109-123. Christle, C. A., & Yell, M. L. (2010) | new!

The Legal Basis of Response to Intervention: Analysis and ImplicationsExceptionality, 18(3), 124-137. Yell, M. L., & Walker, D. W. (2010) | new!

Independent educational evaluation reimbursement under the IDEA: An updateELA Notes 47(3), 16-18. Zirkel, P. A. (2012) | new!

Autism litigation under the IDEA: A new meaning of “disproportionality”?. Journal of Special Education Leadership, 24(2), 92-103. Zirkel, P. A. (2011) | new!

Without data all we have are assumptions: Revisiting the meaning of a free appropriate public education.  Journal of Law & Education, 37(3), 381-392. Crockett, J. B., & Yell, M. L. (2008).

The remedial authority of hearing and review officers under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: An update. Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, 31, 1-43.  Zirkel, P. (2011).

Impartial hearings under the IDEA: Legal issues and answers. Alexandria, VA: National Association of State Directors of Special Education.  Zirkel, P. (2010, July).

Manifestation determinations under the new Individuals with Disabilities Education Act: An update. Remedial and Special Education, 31(5), 378-384. Zirkel, P. (2010). (Post Draft)

The legal meaning of specific learning disability for special education eligibility. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(5), 62-67. Zirkel, P. (2010).

The legal issues of identification and intervention for K–12 students with dyslexia. Perspectives on Language and Literacy, 38(3), 13-16. Zirkel, P. (2012).

The U.S. Supreme Court and special education: 2005 to 2007.  Teaching Exceptional Children, 41(3), 68-75. Yell, M. L., Ryan, J. B., Rozalski, M. E., & Katsiyannis, A. (2009).

What does the law say? Teaching Exceptional Children, 43(3), 65-67. Zirkel, P. (2011).

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State Laws

Eleventh Circuit and Florida court decisions 1995 to the present under the IDEA and Section 504/ADA.  Zirkel, P. (2012).

Second Circuit and New York case law under the IDEA and Section 504/ADA. Zirkel, P. (2012).

Seventh Circuit and Illinois law under the IDEA and § 504/ADA. Zirkel, P. (2012).

State laws and guidelines for implementing RTI. Teaching Exceptional Children, 43(1), 60-73. Zirkel, P., & Thomas, L. (2010).

State laws for RTI: An updated snapshot. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(3), 56-63. Zirkel, P., & Thomas, L. (2010).

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Other Topics

Restraining the use of restraints for students with disabilities: An empirical analysis of the case lawConnecticut Public Interest Law Journal 10(2). Zirkel, P., & Lyons, C. (2011).

A roadmap to legal dispute resolution for students with disabilitiesJournal of Special Education Leadership, 23(2), 100-112. Zirkel, P., & McGuire, B. (2010).

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