The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) outlines the rights and regulations for students with disabilities in the United States who require special education. Under IDEA, all children with disabilities are entitled to a Free Appropriate Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
Please click the link below to access the Ohio Department of Education’s information regarding IDEA:
For even more detailed information please download (PDF) the booklet:
From the booklet:
Whose IDEA Is This? boils down language of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA) into main points that will help you be an effective partner in your child’s education. This guide has been prepared by the Ohio Department of Education’s Office for Exceptional Children (ODE/OEC).