The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (formerly called P.L. 94-142 or the Education for all Handicapped Children Act of 1975) requires public schools to make available to all eligible children with disabilities a free appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their individual needs. INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES EDUCATION ACT TEXT. What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act? The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that institutes mandates for the education of youths with disabilities, ranging from birth to 18 years of age.
Welcome to the U.S. Department of Education’s Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) website, which brings together IDEA information and resources from the Department and our grantees. Whether you are a student, parent, educator, service provider, or grantee, you are here because you care about children with disabilities and their families and want to findContinue Reading. 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, and it can involve several laws. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the most important one to understand.Author: Andrew M.I. Lee, JD.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that supports special education and related service programming for children and youth with disabilities. It was originally known as the Education of Handicapped Children Act, passed in 1975. In 1990, amendments to the law were passed, effectively changing the name to IDEA. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) gives civil rights protections to individuals with disabilities that are like those provided to individuals on the basis of race, sex, national origin, and religion.