Parental Rights – Consent: Consent for Services

Consent for Services is covered in IDEA Section 300.300(b)

In order for your child to receive services, you must provide informed consent prior to services beginning. This means that the school or agency must explain what those services are and why your child is receiving them, and you must agree to the implementation of these services. The school or agency must make reasonable attempts to get your consent prior to this.

If you don’t agree to services or if you revoke consent later, the school cannot provide special education services. They will have to provide written confirmation that services will be halted prior to stopping them if you revoke consent. You also cannot hold the school or agency accountable for not providing services if you deny or revoke services.

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