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

What Is An “Appropriate” Education?

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), every student with an Individualized Education Program (IEP) is entitled to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). But what exactly is an “appropriate” education? There is no simple answer, but the… Read the rest

Understanding Section 504

If your child has diagnosed learning disabilities, you’re probably aware that she is eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). What you may not realize is that she may also qualify for protection and services under… 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