Speaking out for People with
 Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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.
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