Federal Law and Regulations

IDEA 2004

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA 2004) ensures that all children with disabilities have a free appropriate public education (FAPE) and that the rights of such children and their parents are protected. It also aligns to the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act.

IDEA 2004 focuses on improving educational outcomes for students with disabilities and expanding opportunities to reduce disagreements between schools and parents.

Federal Law and Regulations
  • Oct10

    Dear Colleague Provides Guidance on Children in Nursing Homes

    Recognizing that there is a need for further guidance ensuring that children with disabilities residing in nursing homes are evaluated in a timely manner and receive appropriate special education and related services, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued a Dear Colleague letter to clarify that children with disabilities who reside in nursing homes and their parents have the same rights under IDEA that apply to all other IDEA-eligible children. Read More…