Your School District Owes Your Child

a Free, Appropriate, Public Education (FAPE)

  • Free: You should not be paying for services or placement that your child needs in order to benefit from his/her education.
  • Appropriate: The placement and related services should be such that your child makes progress on goals determined to be appropriate for him/her.
  • Public: Funded by the school district.
  • Education

in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE)

  • Every disabled student has the right to be educated in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
  • The Least Restrictive Environment may be different for each individual student with an IEP.
  • The child may need to be educated in the regular classroom (with or without an aide or behavior plan) or might require placement in a private school.

Parents truly must be treated as Individual Education Plan (IEP) team members.

Parents must be included in all decisions relating to their child’s education.

Don’t Settle for Less!