Special Education and Disabilities

Welcome to FindLaw's Special Education and Disabilities section. Some students require special accommodations at school, and laws have been passed to ensure students get the access and assistance they need. Ensuring these laws are followed is the responsibility of school officials. This sections provides articles and resources to help you with a wide variety of special education topics -- including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), eligibility for IDEA services, and individualized education plans (IEP's). Also included are summaries of state laws on special education and disability access, tips on how to prepare for IEP meetings, and more.