New compliance book sheds light on legal backbone of retaliation issues

The new pamphlet provides real-world examples and useful how-tos to help districts navigate the tricky waters surrounding responding to advocacy on behalf of students with disabilities.
By: | March 5, 2020

LRP Media Group, a recognized leader in the special education publishing industry, has released a new pamphlet, Walking the Line Between Compliant Response and Advocacy-Based Retaliation. Rather than bog readers down with heavy legal terms and concepts, this all-new pamphlet provides plain language guidance on what constitutes a retaliation claim under Section 504, ADA Title II, and the IDEA by illustrating concepts with real-world examples showing when the elements of a retaliation claim are met and when they are not. It also explains many of the common pitfalls that districts can run into when responding to advocacy stemming from parents and teachers.

In addition, this new pamphlet features hypothetical scenarios for readers to test their understanding of the elements of retaliation, as well as a step-by-step breakdown of each scenario. It also provides case snapshots that highlight where a district went right and where it went wrong.

Readers of this new pamphlet can feel confident that they can:

  • Understand the legal elements of retaliation against student with disabilities as well as those who advocate on their behalf;
  • Recognize the differences between addressing disruptive behavior on the part of a student/parent/advocate and taking retaliatory action against those who advocate;
  • Approach student disciplinary problems without raising suspicions of retaliation;
  • And more.

Walking the Line Between Compliant Response and Advocacy-Based Retaliation is available for purchase from LRP Publications’ online store.

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