The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the nation’s federal special education law that ensures public schools serve the educational needs of students with disabilities. IDEA requires that schools provide special education services to eligible students aged 3 to 21 as outlined in a student’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Please contact your local education agency for additional information regarding special education services.
A child becomes eligible for special education when the IEP team identifies the child as having a disability and in need of specially designed instruction. The disability must have educational impact. Students, aged 3 to 21, are eligible to receive special education.
How to get started
- Find the location closest to you below, and use their contact information.
- Ages 4-5