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 Horan Latham, J.D., is an attorney and mediator and the coauthor of eight books on disability and the law.
Hi MarcieB82. Thanks for your questions. Neither IDEA nor Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act apply if the student is gifted only. IDEA requirements, including FAPE, only apply if the gifted child is eligible for services under one or more of the 13 conditions covered under IDEA. Gifted services will vary from state to state, and even district to district. You may find this resource helpful:... Read More www.nagc.org/.../gifted-education-us
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