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.
Part B of IDEA: Services for School-Aged Children