Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) serves more than 6.5 million children in our nation's schools and preserves a free, appropriate public education for children with disabilities, including students with communication disorders. Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C, and children and youth (3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B. 

IDEA

Learn more about what IDEA really means and its impact on the professions by reading the issue briefs.

    IDEA Part B (ages 3–21) Regulations and Issue Briefs

    Other Resources

    IDEA Part C (birth–age 2) Regulations and Issue Briefs

    2011 IDEA Part C (birth–age 2)

    Additional ASHA Resource

    IDEA Milestones: 1975–2013

    ASHA Corporate Partners