Special Education for Students with Disabilities
Did you know that more than 6 million children and youth with disabilities receive special education services in the United States?
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act guarantees appropriate free, public education to all students with disabilities. An individualized education programis developed for each child who is eligible for special education or related services to:
- identify the specific needs of the student to receive a basic education in a public school
- establish the student’s educational goals annually
- determine special services for each school year
If you are the parent or guardian of a child with a disability, ask in advance about the special education process. For advice you can contact the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. Find more resources for students with disabilities like how to prevent bullying and cyberbullying.