Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

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Sebrena Pierce CD 115 Jones 4/1/16 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act The law or act that I chose to do my research paper on was the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. As a student with a disability this act helped out tremendously throughout my educational journey. There are 6.5 million individuals who receive some type of special education services. The IDEA act created a positive stigmatism on individuals with disabilities. IDEA should be able to continue to create a positive impact on the lives of students with disabilities. The IDEA was placed because many students with disabilities did not receive any educational services that they needed to help them in school. It was an unfortunate situation because a majority…show more content…
This is basically early intervention for both infants and toddlers. Lastly, is part D which is National Activities to Improve Education of Children with Disabilities. For a child to fall under IDEA and have special educational services they must have an IEP (Individualized Educational Plan). AN IEP helps a student and guide them on their educational goals and objectives. All the goals and objectives must be long term with objectives in order for them to be met. The reason being that if there is a change in performance of a student they will be able to find a suitable solution to reach that goal. For IDEA, it affects families and children in a positive way. Families have a right to know what type of services will be provided for the child. In order for the to happen a family are required to have an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). It is just like the IEP, but it is instead for the family. This is supposed to highlight the concerns and resources that can be made available to both the families and the child. The families should be involved when creating the IFSP to make sure all their concerns and questions are answered. A family also have a right to file a complaint if the services or evaluations aren’t being met for the child. As for the effects of the child under the IDEA they should have these rights or principles that accompanies them. The first one is that they can be excluded from a free or appropriate education. There should be as many
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