Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Analysis of Changes Made by P.L. 108-446

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This report discusses the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA — 20 U.S.C. §1400 et seq.), which is both a grants statute and a civil rights statute. It provides federal funding for the education of children with disabilities and requires, as a condition for the receipt of such funds, the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE). The statute also contains detailed due process provisions to ensure the provision of FAPE. Originally enacted in 1975, the act responded to increased awareness of the need to educate children with disabilities, and to judicial decisions requiring that states provide an education ... continued below

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Apling, Richard N & Jones, Nancy Lee January 5, 2005.

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This report discusses the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA — 20 U.S.C. §1400 et
seq.), which is both a grants statute and a civil rights statute. It provides federal funding for
the education of children with disabilities and requires, as a condition for the receipt
of such funds, the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE). The
statute also contains detailed due process provisions to ensure the provision of FAPE.
Originally enacted in 1975, the act responded to increased awareness of the need to
educate children with disabilities, and to judicial decisions requiring that states
provide an education for children with disabilities if they provided an education for
children without disabilities.

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Apling, Richard N & Jones, Nancy Lee. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): Analysis of Changes Made by P.L. 108-446, report, January 5, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metacrs8437/: accessed November 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.