Education Issues for People with Disabilities

Every individual has a Constitutional right to free, appropriate educational opportunities, but this can be a complex issue when it comes to the needs of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Here you can learn about the challenges inherent in exercising one’s right to an education such as special education funding and teacher preparedness along with current public policy positions on topics ranging from segregation to proper assessment.  You’ll find information about Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and groups such as The Education Task Force which monitors federal legislation and regulations addressing the educational needs of children with disabilities and their families