ERIC Number: EJ902014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 7
What Does the Law Say?
Zirkel, Perry A.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v39 n1 p65-66 Sep-Oct 2006
This article presents questions related to legal issues of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) 2004 and the changes it has made with regard to local education agency (LEA) and the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process. The author's answers to these questions are presented. In answering the general question--to what extent does the IDEA require curricular accommodations or modifications--based on the two applicable legal sources, the answer would appear to be the extent dictated by the broad and individualized standard of Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE).
Descriptors: Individualized Education Programs, Disabilities, School Districts, Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Legal Responsibility, Access to Education, Public Education, Self Determination, Transitional Programs, College Bound Students, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Disproportionate Representation, Curriculum Development
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act