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The Education for All Handicapped Children Act (EAHCA) of 1975, also known as Public Law 94–142, is a federal law that requires public schools to provide appropriate educational services for all children with disabilities between ages 3 and 21. EAHCA has been strengthened and expanded over the years and is now called the Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). Funds are granted to individual states with special education programs that comply with federal guidelines. These guidelines outline only the minimum standards that states must meet in order to get the funds. After meeting these guidelines, states are allowed flexibility in designing their own programs.
Some specific provisions of IDEA are related to:
Details about this law can be found on the website http://idea.ed.gov.
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