Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997 (Enrolled Bill)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) (formerly called P.L. 94-142 or the Education for all Handicapped Children Act of 1975) requires public schools to make available to all eligible children with disabilities a free, appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment appropriate to their individual needs. IDEA requires public school systems to develop appropriate Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) for each child. The specific special education and related services outlined in each IEP reflect the individual needs of each student. IDEA also mandates that particular procedures be followed in the development of the IEP. Each student's IEP must be developed by a team of knowledgeable persons and must be reviewed at least annually. KW: Assistive Technology, Policy, Law, Government, ADA Compliant, American Disabilities Act, access, disabilities, disability, disabled, physically challenged, policies, procedures, Individuals with Disabilities Educat
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Focus Area: Teaching and Learning
Scope: USA
Resource Type: Policies and Procedures
Entry Date: June 27, 2001