By Patricia H. Latham
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) says that each child who has a disability and needs special education and related services will receive a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). Here’s a closer look at FAPE.
Patricia H. Latham is an attorney and mediator and the coauthor of eight books on disability and the law.
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Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of FAPE
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The Difference Between the Every Student Succeeds Act and No Child Left Behind
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