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Your Child's Rights Under the Law

Your Child's Rights

This section of our e-Resource Center is designed to help you understand your child’s legal rights. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services. We’ve included short, easy-to-understand videos and resources that highlight the most important of aspects of IDEA that you should be aware off. 

We’ve also included links to other key disability legislation for those who would like to read up on these important laws in more details.

What is Special Education

Introduction to IDEA

Principles of IDEA: Eligibility

Principles of IDEA: Evaluations

Principles of IDEA: The IEP

Principles of IDEA: Participation

Principles of IDEA: Least Restrictive Environment

Special Education overview-- Least Restrictive Environment (English)

Principles of IDEA: Procedural Safeguards

10 key procedural safeguards in IDEA

Special Education 101 (Spanish)

Special Education overview-- IEP Overview (Spanish)

Special Education overview-- Process & Evaluation (Spanish)

Special Education overview-- Least Restrictive Environment (Spanish)

Links to Legislation

ESSA/ESEA US Dept of Education

WIOAUS Dept of Labor

ADAUS Dept of Justice, Civil Rights Division

Rehabilitation Act/Section 504 US Dept of Labor