Resources on special education services available for at-risk youth in out-of-home care.
Educating Children "At-Risk": A Handbook for Caseworkers, Probation Officers, and Families (PDF - 345 KB)
Education Law Center (2004)
Outlines the educational rights of children living away from home.
Fostering a Child With an IEP (PDF - 597 KB)
Wisconsin Foster Care and Adoption Resource Center (2008)
Provides Wisconsin foster parents with a quick reference guide for their foster youth's education.
Response to Intervention and Advocating for Special Education Needs (PDF - 776 KB)
Han & Zablocki
American Bar Association & Children's Rights Litigation Committee
Children's Rights, 12(4), 2010
Discusses the importance of providing special education services to children in foster care, the Response to Intervention (RTI) provisions in the Individuals With Disabilities Education Improvement Act, the ambiguity of RTI, and the implications of RTI on a student's legal rights.
Special Education Decisions for Children in Foster Care: Everyone Has A Role (PDF - 56 KB)
Stotland, Stocco, Darr, & McNaught
ABA Child Law Practice, 26(2), 2007
Addresses which individual should be making education decisions for a child in foster care.
Transition Planning for Foster Youth With Disabilities: Are We Falling Short?: An Awareness Document for Parents, Professionals and Youth (PDF - 138 KB)
Fostering Futures (2004)
Presents strategies such as recruiting education advocates for foster youth and promoting youth-centered child welfare and education practice to improve outcomes for youth.