The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that requires school districts to serve the educational needs of eligible students with disabilities.
Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) means special education and related services that are provided at public expense, under public supervision, and without charge, through an Individualized Education Program (IEP).
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 392-172A-01080 Free appropriate public education.
Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 34 CFR 300.101 Free appropriate public education (FAPE).
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004 is administered through the U.S. Department of Education and is a law that’s main purposes are found under the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 34 CFR 300.1 Purposes. Originally enacted by Congress in 1975. Page 2 Bulletin Two
- To ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment and independent living
- To ensure that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected
Since the enactment of the original legislation in 1975, children and youth (ages 3-22) receive special education and related services under Part B of IDEA. Part B is so named because it’s the second part of the law itself. The four parts are:
- Part A – General Provisions
- Part B – Assistance for Education of ALL Children with Disabilities
- Part C – Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
- Part D – National Activities to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities
Do You Know?
- How many special educations students are in school districts?
- What do we need to do to support special education students?
- How can the community be involved in the support of special education students?
- Do businesses know they might have families with special education students?
Please contact Helen Caldart at firstname.lastname@example.org or call and leave a message at 253-312-2760 with any questions. Thank you.