What is Educational Need?


Under the IDEA children with disabilities are entitled to a "free appropriate public education (FAPE) designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living. FAPE requires that a school district provide special education and related services designed to meet the needs of a particular student and are in conformity with the IEP. There is a two part process in determining if a student is to be provided services through special education. Federal regulations require that eligibility for special education services be determined by a two-step process based on: 1. The presence of a disability, [...]