P&A Fact Sheets

P&A has written fact sheets on a variety of topics. These fact sheets are designed to help you understand your rights under the law and self-advocate for these rights. If you need more help understanding your rights or how to advocate for your rights please call our Information and Referral line at 1-866-275-7273.   

Adult Students with Disabilities Educational Rights Consent Act

Advocacy Tips for Meeting with School District Officials

Assistive Technology and Special Education


College Students with Disabilities, Reasonable Accommodations and COVID-19 Q&A

Discipline of Students with Disabilities

Education for Children with Disabilities

Expulsion and Manifestation

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Filing a Complaint with the South Carolina Department of Education

Filing a Section 504 Education Complaint

Functional Behavior Assessments (FBAs) and Behavior Intervention Plans (BIPs)

Health Care Needs of Students Attending Public Schools

Least Restrictive Environment

Mediation-An Alternative to Due Process

Prior Written Notice

Protections for Students Not Yet Identified as Eligible for IDEA

Questions and Answers on Covid-19 and 2020/2021 Special Education in Public School

Related Services

Rights of College Students with Disabilities

School Transition Services

Seclusion and Restraint

Special Education Evaluation

Test taking

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services for High School Students

When Your Child Grows Up-Legal Effect of Becoming an Adult


2009 SC Report – Policies and Practices on the Use of Restraint Seclusion and Timeout in SC Public Schools

In addition to this 2009 Report, P&A staff served as members of the work group that developed the Guidelines on the Use of Seclusion and Restraint issued by the SC Department of Education in 2011.

Other Resources

Guidelines on the Use of Seclusion and Restraint–SC Department of Education

To read the Guidelines, click on “Seclusion and Restraint Guidelines” on the website of the SC Department of Education at: