What is IDEA?
Frequently Asked Questions: Who is Covered Under IDEA?
EVERYBODY is covered under IDEA, but here are the 13 Categories of Disabilities under IDEA:
Specific Learning Disability (SLD)
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Speech or Language Impairment
Visual Impairment, Including Blindness
Traumatic Brain Injury
Other Health Impairment
14 Mandates of IDEA
Categories of Disabilities
Child Identification/Child Find
Full Educational Opportunities Goal
Protection in Evaluation Procedures
Confidentiality of Information
Mastery of IEP Goals
Engagement vs. Mere Participation of Parents
Discipline in Special Education
LRE= General Curriculum
Improving Educational Results for Children with Disabilities
Aligns IDEA with NCLB
Improve Early Intervention Strategies
Correct Over Identification
Ensure School Safety
Implement Complete Funding of IDEA
IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C.
Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.