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Special Education Programs - IDEA and Programs in Special Education

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Updated November 10, 2008

Special Education Programs

Special Education Programs

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Definition: Special Education Programs are provided through public schools and are required by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Special Education Programs are provided to children with learning disabilities and other types of disabilities who meet diagnostic criteria for the program. Diagnosis is based on formal evaluation and assessment.

Qualifying students are provided with individual education programs that include specially designed instruction to meet their individual needs.

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Also Known As: IDEA, special ed., exceptional children programs and services

Examples:
Special education is designed to ensure children with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education.

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