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Resources for Social & Racial Equity Advocacy
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Despite the growing cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity in America, limited resources are available to provide support to Parents, Attorney’s and Advocates who are advocating on behalf of children with exceptionality that come from diverse ethnic, linguistic, cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. COPAA Social and Racial Equity Committee compiled this resource page in response to that need.

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Resources for African American Students


U.S. Department of Education OSEP / OCR Guidance Letters

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OSEP Policy Letters provide information, guidance and clarification regarding implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) primarily through OSEP Memos and Dear Colleague Letters.  The letters below have been compiled as they relate to issues of importance for African American students with disabilities.


Litigation and OCR Investigation Resolution

Scales of Justice

Case Law

OCR Resolution Agreements


Issues of Importance (by topic)

Student Disclipine


School to Prison Pipeline

Research and Data


more Calendar

6/1/2016 » 6/1/2017
Webinar Subscription for Organizations

6/1/2016 » 6/1/2017
Webinar Subscription for Individuals

3/10/2017 » 7/10/2017
2016 Webinar Series 1: IEP's and Their Components, What You Should Know

3/10/2017 » 7/25/2017
2016 Webinar Series 2: Access to FAPE

3/10/2017 » 7/25/2017
2016 Webinar Series 3: Legal Issues

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