Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Legal Concept of Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

Article from Wrightslaw Special Ed Advocate Newsletter:
If you have a child with a disability, your child is entitled to FAPE - a free appropriate public education, under the IDEA. What does this mean?

In a nutshell, FAPE is an individualized educational program that is designed to meet the child's unique needs and from which the child receives educational benefit, and prepares them for further education, employment, and independent living.

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