Parents and Teachers


Each child has the right to a free and appropriate public school education in the United States. Certain rights are federally mandated by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), amended in 2004, which includes specific rights for parents or legal guardians of children with disabilities.  These rights apply to such areas as the evaluation process, eligibility determination, the child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP), and procedural safeguards. 

Parental rights in special education  
Eligibility for services 
IEP development
Procedural safeguards
Disputes and due process  

Acronyms and terms  
Terms in special education 
Acronyms in special education