Educator’s Corner: IDEA – A Summary for Parents
Editor’s Note: Here is a great share for the parents and guardians of your kiddos.
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that requires schools to serve the educational needs of eligible students with disabilities.
- Schools must find and evaluate students suspected of having disabilities—at no cost to parents.
- Not every child with learning and attention issues qualifies under IDEA.
If you think your child needs special education services, you have to follow a legal process to make it happen. This process can be confusing. It can involve several laws. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the most important one to understand.
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