Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Many parents have no idea about the laws that protect special needs/disabled children’s right for a free and appropriate education. This article is a parental resource for Special Education Planning.

According to Terri Mauro, “Under the IDEA, all children with disabilities are entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least-Restrictive Environment (LRE), and some are entitled to Early Intervention (EI) and Extended School Year (ESY).” Typically in most states free and appropriate public education is available to students with special needs until at least 21 years of age.

Read more: Who is Involved in Special Education Planning?


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