Federal Resources

Federal Resources

The United States has 2 Federal laws protecting the rights our special needs community. The Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. Here are links to provide more information on each one.

US Department of Education info on IDEA Act

US Department of Education info on Section 504

Two important terms in Special Education are FAPE (Free and Appropriate Public Education) and LRE (Least Restrictive Environment). Below you will find information on how the Federal Government defines each.

FAPE Defined (Free and Appropriate Public Education)

US Department of Education on Least Restrictive Environment

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