The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Overview of Major Provisions

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The Individuals with DisabilitiesEducation Act (IDEA) providesfundsto statesfor
the education of children with disabilities. It contains detailed requirements for the
receipt of these funds, including the core requirement of the provision of a free
appropriate public education (FAPE). IDEA was comprehensively revised in 1997 by
P.L. 105-17, but Congress has continued to grapple with issuesrelating to the Act. This
report provides a brief overview of the Act with particular attention paid to issues of
recent congressional concern, such as funding and the provision of FAPE for children
with disabilities found to have brought a weapon to school.

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Location(s): United States
Creation Date: January 11, 2002
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Apling, Richard N.

Specialist in Social Legislation

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Jones, Nancy L.

Legislative Attorney

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Place of Publication: Washington D.C.
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  • Creation: January 11, 2002
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Description:

The Individuals with DisabilitiesEducation Act (IDEA) providesfundsto statesfor
the education of children with disabilities. It contains detailed requirements for the
receipt of these funds, including the core requirement of the provision of a free
appropriate public education (FAPE). IDEA was comprehensively revised in 1997 by
P.L. 105-17, but Congress has continued to grapple with issuesrelating to the Act. This
report provides a brief overview of the Act with particular attention paid to issues of
recent congressional concern, such as funding and the provision of FAPE for children
with disabilities found to have brought a weapon to school.

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6 Pages.

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