A Guide to Special Education Advocacy: What Parents,
Clinicians and Advocates Need to Know
Matthew Cohen ($16.47, amazon.com)
This book provides information about the special education and
disability rights laws in the United States that govern services to
children with disabilities. It also describes some of the
real-world issues that have an impact on how these laws are
In spite of the tough topics covered by Cohen, this is an
easy-to-read book that includes pull-out boxes of specific advocacy
strategies for many different situations, from requesting specific
evaluations to mediation strategies with the school district.
Cohen, who is a partner in a Chicago law firm, has more than 25
years experience working with children with special needs and their
families. He has used that experience to create a guide for parents
to help their child receive the best education possible, no matter
what their specific disability may be.
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