ABClatino Magazine Year 3 Issue 3 - Page 13

What is Special Education?

Special education is a service designed to meet the unique needs of students who have disabilities through instruction or special services or programs. In New York State, services related to special education are provided on a continuum from birth through age 26. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that outlines the way states deliver special education services from birth through age 21, and includes the rights parents possess throughout the special education process. Understanding and navigating the Special Education process can be confusing and overwhelming...

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What is Special Education?

by Becky Coles,

Parent Training Information Center Outreach Specialist

Education

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