In a nutshell, the school must provide FAPE (free appropriate public education) through an Individualized Education Program (IEP) that is designed to meet your child's unique needs and from which your child receives educational benefit.
Because a child's special education program is individualized to meet unique needs, the services in IEPs will vary from one child to the next.
How can you tell if your child is receiving educational benefit from her special education program?
This issue of the Special Ed Advocate will help you understand how courts have defined a "free appropriate public education" for children with different disabilities and needs.
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