Does Your Child's IEP Provide FAPE?

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December 8, 2015

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elementary kids reading books in libraryIf you have a child with a disability, your child is entitled to FAPE under the IDEA. What does FAPE mean?

Your child will receive a:

  • free appropriate public education (FAPE)
  • in the least restrictive environment (LRE)

Does the concept of FAPE guarantee the "best" education?

In this issue of the Special Ed Advocate you will learn why you cannot use "maximizing" your child's potential in discussions with school staff. You will also find the Four Rules about FAPE - a must read for getting the appropriate services for your child.

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Does Your Child's IEP Provide FAPE?

How will you know if your child is receiving "meaningful educational benefit"?

In Who is Responsible for Providing FAPE? Pete and Pam provide answers to your questions about how to determine if your child's IEP is appropriate and provides FAPE.

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How to Get the School to Provide an Appropriate Program!

School staff does not always understand that... parents really do know what their children need.

When her son fell further behind, a mother learns how to get the school to provide an appropriate program.


Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition

The Legal Concept of FAPE

The legal concept of FAPE is defined in IDEA at 20 U. S. C. § 1401(9).

The IDEA statute and implementing regulations emphasize the requirement to educate children with disabilities in regular classes with their nondisabled peers. Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition

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Are Missed Services a Denial of FAPE?

Missed sessions or interrupted services could constitute a denial a FAPE.

Read the OSEP Guidance about scheduling make-up sessions for related services like speech therapy.


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