IDEA and Special Education Law



Every child has the right to a public and proper education provided by the state regardless of any impairment. Their rights are protected by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the requirements that are outlined by the federal and state governments. If you feel that your child's school is in violation of this law, Dunford Law Group, LLP is here to ensure that you receive proper compensation, and a proper education for your child to help prepare them for a better future. To find out more information about this law and your legal rights call for a legal consultation with our law firm at (925) 706-0367 today.

What Is the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ensures that all eligible children with disabilities have access to appropriate public education. The act directs how public schools and agencies provide special education for eligible children and youths from ages 3 to 21. The law protects the child's rights to an appropriate public education that addresses their needs and to prepare them for a bright future.
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Who Does The Act Protect?

The IDEA promises to protect the rights of special education students and to provide them with a proper education that will prepare them for the future. There are several disabilities that qualify your child for special education services. They include:
  • Mental Impairment
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Speech and Language Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Serious Emotional Disturbance
  • Orthopedic Impairment
  • Autism
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Health Impairments