IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) web
Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) webpage that provides an overview of the history and content of this important law.
Alphabet Soup: Disability & Special Education Acronyms web
This list from Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) provides abbreviations for many terms families often hear.
Telling Classmates about Your Child’s Disability .pdf
Helpful article with suggestions for helping friends understand your child better.
School Inclusion web
Contains information and resources related to educating children with and without disabilities in classrooms together.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) web
Presents summaries of this law, with a special section on how its provisions impact the education of students with disabilities.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act web
The definition of disability in this legislation is broader than the definition in IDEA and may children with disabilities be eligible for special education and related services. Find helpful information here.