Special Education Basics

Understanding Special Education

You've heard the term "special education," but what exactly is it? Learn how special education can h…

Finding Out If Your Child Is Eligible for Special Education

Read how to find out if your child is eligible for special education. Learn about independent educat…

10 Myths Parents May Hear About Special Education

Myths about special education may make you hesitant to pursue it for your child. Learn the truth beh…

Special Education Teachers: A Guide for Families

What do special education teachers do? Find out how they work with students and general education te…

The Difference Between Push-In and Pull-Out Services

What's the difference between push-in and pull-out services in special education? This chart compare…

Least Restrictive Environment (LRE): What You Need to Know

Least restrictive environment, or LRE, is an important part of your child's IEP. Understand more abo…

The Difference Between IEPs and 504 Plans

Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and 504 plans are similar but different. See how they compa…

The Difference Between a School Identification and a Clinical Diagnosis

Kids may be diagnosed or identified with learning and attention issues. Learn about the difference b…

Can a Student Have Both an IEP and a 504 Plan?

An expert explains whether a child can have both an Individualized Education Program (IEP) and a 504…

The 13 Disability Categories Under IDEA

See a list of the 13 IDEA disability categories. Find out which disabilities can qualify kids for sp…

The Difference Between IEPs and Service Plans

In private school, students with disabilities may receive a service plan through the local education…

9 Tips to Help Military Families Navigate the System

Navigating the special education system can be a little more complex for military families. Here are…

Special Education Services in Military DoDEA Schools

Special education services for military families are similar to those in public school. Read about I…

Understanding IEPs

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is a written education plan designed to meet a child's lea…

Understanding Evaluations

Having your child tested can be a confusing and emotional process. Use this guide to understand the …

Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): What You Need to Know

What is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)? IDEA is a federal law that lays out …

10 Steps to Take If Your Child Is Denied Services

Read about the steps to take if your child is denied special education services. Understand the eval…

IEP Roadmap: How Kids Get Special Education

How does a student get an IEP? This flowchart boils down the IEP process to a few key questions. See…