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Due Process Overview

Parents may request a due process hearing if they disagree with the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or provision of a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) for a child with a disability. A due process hearing is a formal legal proceeding.

Due Process Information









  •  Attorney Listing - List of attorneys who represent parents and children in special education disputes.




Appeal Information 



Other Options

 ALJ Settlement Conference - An ALJ settlement conference is an alternative to mediation for parties to a due process hearing. In an ALJ settlement conference, an administrative law judge facilitates a settlement process between the parties to a due process hearing.




Advisory Opinion - The advisory opinion process. The parties give a brief presentation of their case and the administrative law judge issues a verbal, nonbinding opinion.









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