Special Education, Disabilities and the Law for Beginners

Question/Issue Link to resources
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA )
Section 504 of the ADA
Your Child’s Rights
Parent Rights and Procedural Safeguards
For more in-depth information about special education and FAPE
  • FAPE articles from Wrightslaw
  • Online course on Special Education Services and FAPE for parents
    This three hour self-directed course was created to help parents of children with developmental disabilities understand and maximize the special education system. The course focuses on a child's right to a free appropriate public education, the laws that protect those rights and offers practical ways that parents can ensure that their children benefit from an inclusive education.