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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is federal legislation that regulates how special education services are provided to students. Under IDEA, states are required to provide Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) for every student with a disability through the age of 21.
What Is FERPA? The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. FERPA applies to all public schools, colleges, and universities in the United States.
Special education students face serious challenges when deciding what they want to do after completing their secondary education. Their options include vocational opportunities and higher education.
According to Dr. Vikram Jaswal, a Professor of Psychology at the University of Virginia, emerging verbal students with autism face significant barriers because educators frequently underestimate their intelligence and ability to communicate.
All public schools in California are required by federal and state law to provide specially designed instruction to meet the unique needs of children with disabilities. Every child has the right to receive Fair and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) at no cost to the family. Parents must be consulted by…
Bullying in schools continues to be a problem. The unwelcome aggressive actions associated with bullying are known to affect the emotional health of the victim. Children attending special education classes may be the target of this behavior, leaving deep emotional scars.