Individual's with Disability Education Act (IDEA)
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.
Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.
Indiana's Special Educational Law, commonly referred to as simply "Article 7", contains Indiana's Special Education rules.
Per Article 7, documentation must be provided in the native language of the parent. The Procedural Safeguards and Parent Rights are available in the following languages:
Navigating the Course: Finding your way through Indiana's Special Education Rules
This companion to Indiana's Article 7 was written to provide an overview and a practical resource to help parents, advocates, school personnel, and students understand the requirements of Indiana’s special education rules, found at 511 IAC 7-32 through 48, commonly known as Article 7. This document is intended to serve as a companion guide to Article 7 and is not a substitute for Article 7. English | Spanish
Indiana Resource Center for Autism
Parent support for children with autism
1905 North Range Rd.
Bloomington, IN 47408-9801
Director: Cathy Pratt, Ph.D, BCBA
Phone: (812) 855-6508
Special Education Parent Support
Phone: 1 (800) 332-4433