School Pushout: Impacts on students with special needs and their families

This workshop from Advocates for Equity in Schools highlights the Special Needs student population, which are often among the most common targets of the school-to-prison pipeline. It offers linkages to the federal education protections of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 legislation, which are critical components to dismantling the school-to-prison pipeline. This workshop is intended for youth and parent populations and provides a safe interactive space to learn about Special Education connections to the pipeline to prison, individual rights and remedies. This resource also introduces the web-based platform that is a comprehensive “Special Needs” toolkit. This site contains links, videos and trainings on Special Education rights.