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News-in-Brief – Nov-Dec 2010

LDA Celebrates 35th Anniversary of IDEA On November 18 LDA will join members of Congress and the U.S. Department of Education and other advocates and families in celebrating the 35th anniversary of the signing of Public Law 94-142. Now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), P.L. 94-142 was the first federal statute that guaranteed children and youth with disabilities the right to a free appropriate public education. Signed by President Gerald Ford, the IDEA now affords almost 6.6 million students with disabilities special education services and early intervention services to nearly 350,000 infants and toddlers with disabilities… Read More »