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Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the nation's federal special education law that ensures that public schools serve the educational needs of students with disabilities. IDEA includes specific provisions related to special education for students experiencing homelessness. Children and youth ages 3-21 receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B. Infants and toddlers ages birth-2 and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA part C.


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Part B of IDEA: Services for School-Aged Children
This website, hosted by the Center for Parent Information & Resources, assists in the understanding and implementation of IDEA Part B Federal Regulations.
Visit the Part B of IDEA: Services for School-Aged Children website.

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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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