Action Kit: Discrimination in Special Education
The IDEA: The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees all students "free and appropriate" public education (FAPE). IDEA protects the rights of children with disabilities, including: mental retardation; speech or language impairments; serious emotional disturbance; autism; specific learning disabilities and other health impairments.
Contributed by: The Civil Rights Project, Harvard University
Last Reviewed: 7/14/21