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Feb 14, 2018

Students with disabilities, under  the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (2004), have the right to a free and appropriate public education, which means they are ensured they will get the needed related services and special education accommodations.  But who are these students and what are these services? 

Episode 10 explores how students are identified as special education, what services are legally required to be provided, funding for these services, the difference between a 504 and an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) and other questions related to Special Education. We offer insight into our own experiences as teachers with the special education process and working with special education students, and offer some insight on why schools struggle with providing the services.

Below are some links that will provide you with additional information and resources related to Special Education.

1)Overview of Special Education Law  

2) Difference between 504 and IEP

3) American w/Disabilities Act and determining if a student is eligible for services.

4) Special Education Funding

5) How a 504/IEP is developed

6) Special Education Expenditure Project (research on funding)

7) Parent Center Hub for Special Education