How IDEA Protects You and Your Child
Source: Understood * By Andrew M.I. Lee * January 19, 2015
At a Glance
- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that requires schools to serve the educational needs of eligible students with disabilities.
- Schools must evaluate students suspected of having disabilities, including learning disabilities.
- Not every child with learning and attention issues qualifies for special education services under IDEA.