New Publication on Surrogate Parents for Homeless Youth Under the IDEA

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth and the National Association for State Directors of Special Education released a publication, Surrogate Parents and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Under the Individuals with Disabilities Act that addresses issues related to consent for special education evaluations and services for homeless youth. The short document suggests a process for determining the most appropriate individual to help homeless youth access special education evaluations and services and lists several helpful resources on the issue.