IDEA45: A Milestone for Civil Rights


A Milestone for Civil Rights: Celebrating 45 Years of IDEA

By Kanika Littleton

In the United States, over 7 million children and young adults receive special education programs and services through the Individualized Education Program (IEP). These students are entitled to a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) as outlined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). IDEA encompasses the rights of students with disabilities to have access to the general education curriculum and to the greatest extent possible, be educated with their typically developing peers.

As we celebrate the 45th anniversary of IDEA, we must first look to [...]

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