Commemorating the 48th Anniversary of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act

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On this day 48 years ago, President Gerald Ford signed into law the Education for All Handicapped (EHA) Children Act, which later became known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA.

IDEA: 1975 to Present | Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

In the past year, the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) under the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) continued to administer the IDEA to improve outcomes for children with disabilities, birth through 21, and their families and Raise the Bar to ensure access to fair, equitable and high-quality education and services.

Read about guidance, policy, resources, and initiatives addressed by OSEP during the last year.