Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 1975, as amended

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20 U.S.C. §§ 1400 et seq.
34 CFR Part 300

Enforcing Agency: 
Department of Education 

Summary:
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.  IDEA requires public school systems to develop appropriate Individualized Education Programs (IEP's) for each child. The specific special education and related services outlined in each IEP reflect the individualized needs of each student.

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Last Updated: 
10/20/2012 - 12:00
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