Given the power that family involvement has to influence how our children achieve in school and in life, it’s not surprising that the nation’s special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), strongly supports parents’ right to be involved in the special education their child receives.
This fact sheet provides information on the significant amendments to IDEA made by ESSA. These amendments and other technical changes were incorporated in federal regulations published on June 30, 2017.
There are times when parents and schools simply do not agree on some issue affecting a child’s education. IDEA provides several approaches that parents and schools can use to help resolve the dispute.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) lists five special factors that the IEP team must consider in the development, review, and revision of each child’s IEP.
It’s that time of year – IEP season! The IEP meeting room will be full of professions – speech pathologists, teachers, occupational therapists, paraprofessionals, principals, case managers, and parent(s). But, who is missing? You guessed it…the student!
The need for school nurse services is sometimes documented in Individual Health Plans (IHP). However, IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) also provides several opportunities for the involvement of school nurses in the education of students who are or may be students who qualify for special education services.