Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA – Part B. Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA – Part C. VDOE oversees programs under IDEA – Part B. The Virginia Department of Social Services has oversight responsibility for IDEA – Part C programs.
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