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Special education, as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) at §300.39, refers to specially designed instruction, provided at no cost to parents, to address the unique needs of children with disabilities. This includes instruction delivered in various settings such as classrooms, homes, hospitals, and institutions, as well as instruction in physical education. Additionally, special education encompasses specific services like speech-language pathology, travel training, and vocational education, if they meet the criteria outlined in the law.

Disability Rights Nebraska created these law-in-brief series to assist individuals with understanding different aspects of the law. These shortened versions provide essential information about the law without delving into extensive detail. These fact sheets are intended for educational purposes only; it is not legal advice.



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