This “Blue Book” is not intended to offer specific legal advice, but intends to be of general educational value so that the reader may better understand the purpose of the law governing the education of students with disabilities.
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a federal law that guarantees that children with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education alongside their non-disabled peers.
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A free service provided by the Arkansas Department of Education, mediation brings together parents and educators to work with each other to resolve disagreements about a child’s special education needs. Special education mediation is voluntary and confidential.
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