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Navigating the Special Education System - Organization for Autism Research (OAR)

The resources and information in the Milestones Autism Resources Center are meant to be a reference, and should not be considered comprehensive or an endorsement or recommendation of any providers, methodologies or services from any of the groups, agencies or companies listed. We urge you to make independent judgment when selecting a professional to assist you. We provide guiding questions to help you think through what is right for your situation.

This guide is a resource for parents. Its purpose is to give each family the information and tools needed to successfully navigate the education system anywhere in the country. More specifically, it offers:

-- Background on special education in the United States
-- An understanding of the laws and regulations about special education
-- An overview of the timeline of services
-- A detailed explanation of Individualized Education Programs (IEPs)
-- Tips and techniques for being an effective advocate
-- Sources and links that will help you identify specific state resources and find more in-depth information
-- Lists and definitions of terms that are frequently used in school systems

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