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Child Rights

signing togetherEach child with a disability has the right to:

  • a free, non-biased evaluation in the language he or she knows best
  • an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) for children and youth ages 3-21 years or an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) for children younger than 3 years
  • receive special education and/or related services as described in the child’s IEP or IFSP
  • be evaluated and receive services within a pre-set timeframe
  • participate in the general education curriculum and non-academic activities with non-disabled peers whenever possible
  • be taught by highly qualified, or state certified, special education teachers
  • free transportation to and from school
  • be part of the decision-making process and to attend IEP or IFSP meetings, if appropriate
  • not be suspended from school for more than 10 consecutive days, if the behavior is related to the child’s disability
  • attend private school, at public expense, if the student’s educational needs cannot be met through the public school’s special education program
  • a longer school year, if the student would experience regression because of the summer break
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