& Related Services
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") is a federal law that guarantees FAPE to eligible students with disabilities.
Under the law, an Individualized Education Program ("IEP") must be developed and tailored to meet the unique needs of the student.
One of the main purposes of IDEA is to prepare students with disabilities for the future - meaning further education, employment, and independent living.
Free Appropriate Public Education
Does your child have a disability or do you suspect that they do? Is he/she struggling in school?
Under two key federal laws, all schools that receive any federal financial assistance must provide students with disabilities a Free Appropriate Public Education ("FAPE").
Simply put, it is your child's right to receive an education designed to address their individual needs so they can make meaningful academic progress!
Section 504 Plans
"Section 504" of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability.
Students who don't qualify under IDEA may be eligible for services under Section 504. It entitles them to FAPE & requires an equal opportunity be provided to participate in activities & services at school.
Section 504 applies to any school receiving federal funds - including colleges, adult education programs, & vocational schools.