Part B
benefits students who are age 3 through 21, each inclusive
Part C
benefits any child under age 3 who (1) needs early intervention services because of developmental delays or (2) has a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probablility of resulting in a developmental delay
IDEA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Six Principles of IDEA
1. Zero Reject2. Nondiscriminatory evaluation3. Appropriate education4. Least restrictive environment5. Procedural due process6.

Parental and student participation

zero-reject
priniciple that prohibits schools from excluding any student with a disability from a free appropriate public education.
nondiscriminatory evaluation
1 – determine whether a student has a disability2 – identify the special education and related services the student will receive
appropriate education
a rule requiring schools to provide individually tailored education for each student based on evaluation and augmented by related services and supplementary aids and services
IEP
Individualized Education Program
IFSP
Individualized Family Services Plan
LRE
Least Restrictive Environment – formerly the mainstreaming or integration rule and now known as the inclusion principle
procedural due process
seeks to make schools and parents accountable to each other for carrying out the student’s IDEA rights
NCLB
No Child Left Behind Act of 2001
TEACH Act
Technology-Related Assistance to Individuals with Disabilities Act of 1988 (as ammended)