504 Plan (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 [29 U.S.C, § 794])
  • Under the Section 504 regulations, "Free Appropriate Public Education" (FAPE) consists of the provision of regular or special education and related aids and services designed to meet the student's individual educational needs as adequately as the needs of nondisabled students are met.
CSE (Committee on Special Education)
  • The CSE is a committee that includes you and representatives from the school district or school system to determine your child's eligibility for special education services.
IEP (Individualized Educational Program)
  • The IEP is the document developed by the CSE that describes the specialized program that meets your child's unique educational needs.
IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004)
  • The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law that ensures services for children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children, and youth with disabilities.
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