The Center for Parent Information and Resources can also help you learn about this law.
(1) This guide can help you learn what you need to know.
It explains the basics of the special education process and gives you information on how to be an effective partner with your child’s school. (2) This means that schools must provide eligible children who have a disability (3) with specially designed instruction to meet their unique needs at no cost to the children’s parents.
This specially designed instruction is known as special education.
Being a parent is the most wonderful—and hardest—job in the world.
If you have a child with special needs, your job is no less wonderful, but it can be more complicated.
Your child’s education is most likely an area of great interest to you.As a child with a disability, he or she may be eligible for special education services in school.(4) IDEA includes a great deal of information to help states design special education programs for children with disabilities.IDEA also includes regulations to protect the rights of parents and children.(5) Getting to know IDEA will be very useful to you, because it is the basis of your child’s educational rights.Detailed information is available on the official IDEA site established by the Department of Education, at: