Children with disabilities have rights to services in school under federal and state laws. Special education is not just a specific place for your child to go; it is a set of services developed with your child in mind. Approximately six million students in the United States obtain special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
But getting started with the special education process can be daunting if you are new to all of it. The right resources and support can help make it a little easier so you as a parent can be your child with special needs best advocate.