Private Schools and IDEA

If you have a child in private school—including religious school—and you suspect he may have learning disabilities, it is critically important that you understand how the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) applies to your child’s situation. The IDEA draws… Read the rest

Resolving Special Ed Disputes

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees all children with learning and other disabilities equal educational opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency. To help implement this federal law, the IDEA includes a number of so-called procedural safeguards… Read the rest

IDEA and the IEP Process

For students with LD and ADHD, the Individual Educational Program (IEP) serves as the vehicle to ensure participation in the general education curriculum, a right established by federal law in the IDEA. Following are 6 key provisions of IDEA to… Read the rest

Your Child’s Rights: 6 Principles of IDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was enacted by the federal government to ensure that all children with disabilities are provided with “equality of [educational] opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency.” Originally adopted in 1975 and amended… Read the rest