Special Education Parents Rights LRE

The law ensures the rights of the children with disabilities, as well those of the parents. Not only does the law ensure that children with disabilities have the opportunity receive Free and Appropriate Public Education FAPE, but also in the LRE, Least Restrictive Environment. The law also ensures that parents are fully informed of their rights and are participating in the educational process.

Hope Kirsch and Lori Kirsch-Goodwin are special education attorneys with Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, representing students with disabilities and their families throughout Arizona. For over 15 years, they have devoted their practice to obtaining appropriate educational service, supports and placements for students in schools, hospitals and residential treatment programs.

In this CLE class clip, Hope and Lori discusses Special Education Parents Rights LRE.

Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, Esq.
Hope N. Kirsch, M.A. (Ed.), Esq.
Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC
8900 East Pinnacle Peak Rd., Suite 250
Scottsdale, Arizona 85255

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The procedural handbook provided to parents explains their rights and safeguards. This information is to be provided to the parents at least once a year, as well as upon initial referral.


Max exposure to non-disabled (typical) peers. “To the maximum extent appropriate, children with disabilities, including children in public or private institutions or other care facilities, are educated with children who are not disabled, and special classes, separate schooling, or other removal of children with disabilities from the regular educational environment occurs only when the nature or severity of the disability of a child is such that education in regular classes with the use of supplementary aids and services cannot be achieved satisfactorily.”