Basics about your child’s rights

Checklist: What Is and Isn’t Covered Under FAPE

By Erica Patino

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees the right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for kids with disabilities. That can include certain kids with learning and attention issues. Knowing what FAPE covers can help you talk with your child’s school. It can help you get the best aids and services for your child.

What a School Is Required to Do Under FAPE
What a School Is Not Required to Do Under FAPE

FAPE is one of many important legal terms. Understanding your child’s rights can help you work with your child’s teachers and school administrators. And good communication can help you get your child the support he needs.

About the Author

Portrait of Erica Patino

Erica Patino is an online writer and editor who specializes in health and wellness content.

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Bob Cunningham, Ed.M., serves as advisor-in-residence on learning and attention issues for Understood.

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