Special Education Dispute Resolution in Virginia

Jan 31, 2022 | Dispute Resolution, State Standards

If a parent cannot resolve a disagreement with the school division about their child’s special education eligibility or program under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), what options are available to them?

In Virginia, families can seek resolution through mediation, a facilitated IEP, a due process hearing, or a state complaint. Depending on the situation, additional avenues may be available under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. It’s advisable to seek legal representation if you are at this point.