IDEA Basics: Free and Appropriate Public Education

IDEA Basics: Free and Appropriate Public Education

[MUSIC PLAYING] If you’ve been researching your child’s rights, you’re probably coming across a term called FAPE, F-A-P-E, a whole lot. And you’re probably wondering what it is, so we’re here to tell you. FAPE is a Free and Appropriate Public Education, and it is the cornerstone of the IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education

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The IDEA’s Special Education Categories: Deafness

The IDEA’s Special Education Categories: Deafness

There are 13 eligibility categories under the IDEA, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, and it’s important for parents to remember that an eligibility category is different than a diagnosis. Just because a child has a diagnosed disability does not necessarily mean that that child meets the eligibility criteria under the federal statute. So these

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Independent Educational Evaluations: IEE Summary

Independent Educational Evaluations: IEE Summary

[MUSIC PLAYING] So as we’ve discussed, the parent’s right to a truly independent educational evaluation is such an important right. It’s misunderstood, it’s complicated, and that’s why it’s really essential that you learn about it. Because really in my experience, I’ve looked at hundreds and hundreds of educational records over the years, and the parent

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