Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) of 2004

October 13, 2010

This law, passed in December, 2004, protects the civil right of students with disabilities to a free appropriate public education; provides opportunities for students, parents, teachers, and school administrators to work together; provides services and instruction at all stages, from early childhood through graduation from high school districts; outlines discipline and ensures safety; integrates the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act with the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. 

More information is available on the US Congress Legislation Internet site