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Special Education: IDEA

Six Principles of IDEA

Image of a combination whiteboard bulletin board. Text on whiteboard reads: I D E A has six major principles that must be met by the school system. Select each of the six notes to learn more. Picture of two students reading together.

IDEA addresses six major principles to support children with disabilities. To learn more about each of these principles, select each note on the bulletin board.

Free and Public Education
Appropriate Evaluation
Individualized Education Program
Least Restrictive Environment
Parent Participation
Procedural Safeguards