Informed Parent Consent is one of the important parent rights in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA is the federal special education law. When your child receives special education services, there are times when the school must obtain your written permission before acting.
Read about consent:
- MDE, OSE Guide to Consent– This document defines consent and explains the district responsibilities for obtaining parental consent as mandated under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE).
- Informed Parent Consent for Pre-School and School-Aged Children with Disabilities– from PACER: Facts-on-Hand is an easy to read series on special education.
- Parental Consent– NICHCY Legacy, including the difference between consent and agreement
- Parental Notification and Consent in Early Intervention– NICHCY Legacy
Parents can revoke their consent for special education services in writing at any time. Revoke Consent/ Refuse Services