The Right to Learn
Know Your Rights
The purpose of this project is to provide parents of children with Learning Disabilities (LD) and/or Attention Deficit Disorder (AD/HD), with information that will help them to be effective advocates for their child. Know Your Rights has been researched and written to help you with this important task. We hope you will make use of the information in this booklet to support your on-going advocacy efforts and to make sure your child receives the best education possible.
Please click on the appropriate link below for free download of our booklets. You can also order a hard copy of the material by submitting this Order Form to LDA-SVI at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax 250-370-9421.
You might wonder why bother? THIS IS ULTIMATELY ABOUT YOU, and you will benefit for the rest of your life if you learn how to help yourself now. You need to believe in yourself. Remember, no one is good at everything – Like all people, people with LD have talents and skills that are unique! You also deserve and will require to be treated respectfully if you are to find those special talents. Like all children and youth, you need support and understanding!
At school, there are many people involved in making sure you receive an appropriate education. You need to take responsibility for knowing what you are entitled to and what you are responsible for in your education. This hand-book will help you.
One of the most challenging aspects of advocating for your child is to understand and negotiate the complex maze of special education regulations, policies, and laws that control how your child’s educational programs and services are delivered over his/her thirteen years of education. You are the most important advocate for your child. The Guardian booklet helps you understand what your child is entitled to and how to access it.