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

Civil Rights Project | Harvard Graduate School of Education

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