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Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act - IDEA

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a significant American legislation that ensures students with disabilities receive a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) tailored to their individual needs. Previously known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA) from 1975 to 1990, IDEA guarantees that children with disabilities have access to special education and related services throughout the nation.

In essence, IDEA makes available a free appropriate public education to eligible children with disabilities and ensures they receive necessary special education and related services. It’s a crucial framework that supports children, families, educators, and service providers in their commitment to the well-being and development of children with disabilities.

Further inforamation can be found on the IDEA website