The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a four part (A-D) piece of legislation that ensures students with a disability are provided with a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) that is tailored to their individual needs. IDEA was previously known as the Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EHA) from 1970-1990.
Formerly "NICHCY", The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), so that they can focus their efforts on serving families of children with disabilities.
The Maryland Disability Law Center frequently provides speakers to our group to talk about the Special Education Rights of our children. They offer some great resources as well. Find out more and explore their publications, including their Special Education Rights Handbook by clicking here.