Parent Advocacy

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.

 

Article 7

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

Email:  prattc@indiana.edu

Phone: (812) 855-6508

Fax: (812)855-9630

 

INSOURCE

Special Education Parent Support

 

Email:  insource@insource.org

Phone: 1 (800) 332-4433