This is the law that states that children with visual impairments (and other disabilities) will receive educational services.
From their website, idea.ed.gov:
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.
Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.
We will talk more about IDEA this month, but this gives you a place to start.
Here is the entire text of the act. It is very long, and not exactly interesting reading. But it's very important and if you need to read it, please do so!
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