Quick guide to special education

If your child has a special need, it can be confusing knowing where to go and how to get help. Here are the basics on finding the right special education program or school.

Under the big umbrella of special education are many services (IDEA, 504 plan, IEP, LRE) that can help your special needs child. Here’s a quick guide on how to get these special education services.

For more in-depth information about special needs schools and programs:

Special needs programs and schools: a primer

Frequently used education terms: learning and attention programs

Special education: a practical primer

Special education FAQ

Special education evaluation: an overview

Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals: the basics

Understanding special education laws and rights

Finding schools for kids with LD

Selecting a school for our son with LD

Busting some special education myths