As parents of children with special needs you will confront many obstacles in your journey to acquire the best possible education and care for them. Like all parents, you want the best for your children, whether they are hearing impaired, learning disabled, developmentally delayed, or autistic. Many parents, however, do not feel that they are equipped with the knowledge or educational background to challenge the "system"-- even though they believe they know their child best. This book is designed to explain the processes involved in evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment in the educational setting as well as placement procedures, how progress is measured, and the steps parents can take to promote the best learning environment for their children. It provides baseline guidance on how to interact with the school system. Our aim is to help parents gain access to all the information they need to feel comfortable in making decisions that affect the life of their disabled child and the entire family.