I.D.E.A.

Your child has a right to a free
appropriate public education

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Know Your Rights

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act requires public schools to identify children with disabilities who require special education and provide it at no cost to parents.

You have the right to be involved in every step of the process, including evaluations and the implementation of classroom accommodations or special education.

The IDEA contains elaborate procedural safeguards that protect the rights of students and parents. Hiring an attorney that understands the IDEA is your best possible approach to protecting those rights.  

The I.D.E.A. Accomodation Process

Identify

School faculty and administrators monitor student learning outcomes for signs of learning difficulties.

Evaluate

If your child is identified, the school will evaluate for potential disabilities listed in the IDEA legislation.

Implement

If your child is found to have a qualifying disability, the school should work with you to determine accomodations.