Understanding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

If you are a school-based provider, it is critical that you know and understand what IDEA really means—and its impact on the professions. The following topic areas identify (1) what IDEA says and (2) the implications for ASHA members.

Interested in ASHA’s advocacy efforts on IDEA funding? Learn more and see how you can get involved.

IDEA Terminology and Definitions

School Funding Advocacy

IDEA Part C: Infants and Toddlers (Birth–Age 2)

Infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families may receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C.

IDEA Part B: Children and Youth Ages 3–21

IDEA law offers state personnel preparation and professional development grants that ASHA members may qualify for.

Other Resources

ASHA Corporate Partners