Parents work to secure best education for children with special needs

08/6/2009 | Forbes

Parents of America's 13.6% of students with disabilities are often left puzzled by confusing special-education laws. Federal law requires "free appropriate public education," but parents, school districts and states may all have different interpretations of the law. "To a parent, 'appropriate' means 'best,' which is not necessarily the case for the school districts," says a mother who gave up her career to be a full-time caregiver for her son and an advocate for his education.

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