Special Education

Hearing Loss in Children: Treatment and Intervention Services

There are many different options for children with hearing loss and their families. This document describes special education programs, cochlear implants, medical and surgical interventions, assistive devices, and more.

Review Date: Friday, November 09, 2012

National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, CDC

Evaluating Children for Disability

Evaluation is a process that helps parents and schools determine whether a child has a disability. Under IDEA a “child with a disability” is one who qualifies for special education and related services. Read more about the evaluation process and what it measures.

Review Date: Monday, July 14, 2014

Alliance National Parent Technical Assistance Center

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (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.

Review Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2014

U.S. Department of Education

What Is Lekotek?

Lekotek makes the world of play accessible to disabled children through special play and learning centers where they can have fun with traditional and adapted toys, books and computers.

Review Date: Friday, July 11, 2014

National Lekotek Center

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