Key Legislation Governing Special Education

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Key Legislation Governing Special Education The three key legislations governing special education that affect special education are the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and Americans with Disabilities Act. These legislations work together to protect people with disabilities. The Individuals with Disabilities Act is a federal law that protects the educational rights of children with disabilities. Within The Individuals with Disabilities Act there are six principle that guarantee the rights of the student with the disability and their parents. The principles are zero reject, free appropriate public education, least restrictive environment, nondiscriminatory evaluation, parent and family right to confidentiality, and procedural safeguards. Zero reject states that public education is entitled to all students with disabilities, and the severity of the disability does not affect this. Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE), makes sure that the public education that the student receives is free, and a parent or other family member is not asked to pay for their education. A student’s least restrictive environment is how they receive their education, and this means that the student with disability is educated is a setting as close to their peers as possible. If the student is removed from this setting, the educational professionals must justify why that student is being moved. Any assessment that is completed to determine

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