Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Recognizing that every person with special needs has unique strengths, abilities and needs, VOR supports a full array of educational and residential options. We are the only national organization supporting a full array of educational and residential options. We hope that the resources in this section provide families some help and guidance as they work to secure for their children all necessary services and supports.

Don’t take sides on inclusion

By Marcie Roth
The Ragged Edge

Marcie Roth is a well-respected, longtime national disability rights advocate.

September 2003

I have been fighting for children with disabilities to be able to receive a
free appropriate public education since before PL 94-142 -- now called the
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA -- was passed, back in
1975. I have represented hundreds of families as they fought to get their
children that free appropriate public education in their neighborhood
school, in the classroom the child would have attended if they didn't have
a disability.

Special education web resources

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IDEA Statutes and Regulations