Find information about disabilities, special education, and related services for children in school includes information on individualized education programs (ieps), disability organizations, professional associations, laws, and early intervention services for infants and toddlers. In 2015–16, the number of students ages 3–21 receiving special education services was 67 million, or 13 percent of all public school students among students receiving special education services, 34 percent had specific learning disabilities enacted in 1975, the individuals with disabilities.
The office of special education programs (osep) is dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
Parents and teachers of children age 3 to 18 can go to our pre-k to 12 section to learn what to expect, with a review of the special education process and detailed accounts of how schools develop individualized education programs (iep) and response to intervention (rti) plans for students.
Special education's most valuable contribution to education is its specialized knowledge, competencies, values, and procedures for individualizing educational programs for individual children, whatever their special needs.
A good special education program addresses a child's individualism learn what special education entails and how to stand up for your child's unique needs.