The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is an important piece of civil rights legislation that details the rights of an individual with a disability to a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). IDEA is the federal law which governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible youth and adults with disabilities.


Created by The University of Cincinnati Center of Excellence for Developmental Disabilities, this IEP toolkit will help you to feel confident, empowered, and prepared for your next IEP meeting.



What is the difference between modifications versus accommodations? See below for a clear outline of the differences and examples of each. Remember that these must be selected based on the individual needs of the student, and these must be provided if they are documented in your child’s IEP.



Created by Wrightslaw, this IEP Individualization Checklist will help you determine if your child’s IEP is being customized to meet their unique needs.


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