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> Special Education - Grants to States
A free and appropriate public special education is available in all states for all eligible children and youth identified with disabilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Services are provided, at no cost to parents, primarily through their state's public school system.
General Program Requirements:
In order to qualify for this benefit program, the child must be aged 3-21 and have a disability identified under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), which can be found at http://idea.ed.gov/
If you are the parent or caregiver of a disabled child, contact your local school district to find out what services are available.
Program Contact Information:
Parent Centers are available in each state to provide training and information to parents and professionals working with children with disabilities. For more information about this resource, visit:
For specific information about Special Education programs available in your area, visit your state's Department of Education website through:
U.S. Department of Education