Free Appropriate Public Education

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What is Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

Means that a child with disabilities will be given the same education as any other child who does not have any disabilities for free by the school, which is required by law. They will receive accommodations and services such as rides to and from school, adaptive equipment, services for academic needs, and even speech therapy.
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FAPE goes with IEP.

A special needs child identified as having a disability by the state will receive Individualized Education Plan (IEP). This plan is put together by a team of educators from the child's school such as a school psychologist, teachers, speech and language pathologists, occupational therapists as well as the parent. The IEP will outline the services which must be provided to the child while they are in school. It would be a violation of the child's rights and also against the law if the school refused to provide services outlined in an IEP.