The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) of
1975, also known as Public Law 94–142, is a federal law that requires public
schools to provide appropriate educational services for all children with disabilities
between ages 3 and 21. EAHCA has been strengthened and expanded over the years and is now called the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). Funds are granted
to individual states with special education programs that comply with federal
guidelines. These guidelines outline only the minimum standards that states
must meet in order to get the funds. After meeting these guidelines, states are
allowed flexibility in designing their own programs.
provisions of IDEA are related to:
Details about this law can be found on the website http://idea.ed.gov.
July 1, 2013
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics
& Louis Pellegrino, MD - Developmental Pediatrics
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