What is IDEA?
Learn More – Call Our Carmel Education Law Attorneys
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA) is a
federal law designed to protect the rights of students with
special needs, including physical and cognitive disabilities. IDEA requires public schools
to provide disabled students with a free appropriate public education (FAPE).
so you can learn more about your options.
Call to schedule yours today.
Under IDEA, the State Department of Education has to have rules and policies
in place to make sure that state-funded schools comply with federal law.
IDEA requires public schools to identify and evaluate children with special
needs and disabilities each school year. IDEA gives parents of disabled
students the right to:
- Assessments to determine the child’s eligibility for services
- Inspect school records regarding their child
case conferences and have input in an IEP
due process hearing to resolve disagreements with the school over the special needs child’s
The Goals of IDEA and How it Helps Children with Special Needs
The goals of IDEA include:
- A free and appropriate public education for disabled students
- Appropriate educational evaluation
- Individualized education programs for disabled students
- Integrating disabled students in the least restrictive environment
- Procedural safeguards
- Parent participation in decision making
IDEA requires the school district to provide disabled students with specific
education resources and services. Children with the following special
needs are considered disabled for purposes of IDEA if the condition impairs
his or her ability to perform in school:
- Hearing impairment
- Learning disability
- Mental retardation
- Orthopedic impairment
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Since 2004, our firm has been devoted to helping families with children
with special needs. We stand by your side as you navigate legal matters
related to a violation of IDEA. If you need representation, you can count
on us to advocate for the rights of your child in seeking educational
Contact our firm today
at (888) 211-3888 to retain skilled legal counsel.