The purpose of IDEA

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  1. Sheila

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    The purpose of IDEA 2004, e.g., special education, IEPs.

    From :

    (20 U.S.C. § 1400(d))

    (d) Purposes
    The purposes of this chapter are—
    (A) to ensure that all children with disabilities have available to them a free appropriate public education that emphasizes special education and related services designed to meet their unique needs and prepare them for further education, employment, and independent living; [emphasis added]
    (B) to ensure that the rights of children with disabilities and parents of such children are protected; and [emphasis added]
    (C) to assist States, localities, educational service agencies, and Federal agencies to provide for the education of all children with disabilities;
    (2) to assist States in the implementation of a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families;
    (3) to ensure that educators and parents have the necessary tools to improve educational results for children with disabilities by supporting system improvement activities; coordinated research and personnel preparation; coordinated technical assistance, dissemination, and support; and technology development and media services; and
    (4) to assess, and ensure the effectiveness of, efforts to educate children with disabilities.