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Welcome to Disability Rights Montana′s (DRM) special education website. We designed this website to help parents, advocates, and educators learn about the legal requirements and resources available for students with disabilities and to help ensure the rights of students with disabilities are protected to the maximum extent of the law. 

From the links to the right, you will find information about DRM′s education workgroup, the legal rights of students with disabilities, resources for parents, students and educators, and sample forms to assist parents and advocates in protecting student’s rights. We have also included information about private educational evaluators and attorneys who handle special education matters for parents when DRM can’t take a case. 

It is our hope that this website will be a valuable resource for all those involved in helping every Montana child access a free appropriate public education without discrimination.  We welcome feedback and comments for how we can improve this site as well as information about resources and practitioners we should include. As always, if you have questions about information on this site, please feel free to contact DRM. We are often busy handling cases, but we will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.  

The Education section of the DRM website was supported in part by a generous grant from the Montana Justice Foundation.


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This site provides general information only and is not intended to provide exhaustive manual to education law.  Education law is complicated and comes from a combination of federal and state law and regulations, court interpretations of law and regulation, and administrative agency guidance. The law is complex and changes all the time, therefore there is no guarantee that information on this site is accurate, complete or applicable in your specific situation.  

The facts of each case are unique and how the law applies in any situation depends on the particular facts of the case. For legal advice about specific facts you should consult with an attorney licensed to practice law in your area. 

Nothing on this site should be relied on as legal advice, as a substitute for consultation with an attorney or the exercise of sound, independent judgment by the user. If you have any questions about anything on this site, you should consult an attorney. Use of the site does not create or imply an attorney-client relationship or consent to provide any legal or advocacy services by Disability Rights Montana. 

Disability Rights Montana shall have neither liability nor responsibility to any person or entity regarding any loss or damage caused or alleged to be caused, directly or indirectly, by the information contained on this site. If you do not wish to be bound by the disclaimer, please exit this site now.