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Privacy Policy

The IDEA National Survey Project respects the privacy needs of people who respond to the survey. The information that you provide will be used for the purpose of writing a report about experiences with special education and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

The only people who will have access to your name, email address, and other personally-identifiable information are the Project Coordinator, Jessica Butler, and the research team working directly with her on this particular project. We request your name and email address so we can follow up with you about your responses. For example, we may need to clarify something. In the survey report, families and school districts will be described in only general terms (example: a “Texas family”).  Your name or city will not be used unless we contact you and get your specific permission first. But, you should not share confidential information in your survey responses.  If there is something you do not want people to know, do not share it. If you would like to see a previous example of a survey report that Ms. Butler authored, please see Unsafe in the Schoolhouse: Abuse of Children with Disabilities (COPAA 2009). This report is an example of how information can be used and how families can be described.  

We are grateful to you for sharing your stories with us and providing information in response to the survey. If you have any other questions about the privacy of the information provided, please contact Jessica Butler, Coordinator, IDEA National Survey Project. Information about sponsoring organizations is available here.