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This course introduces you to the federal law Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or more commonly known as IDEA

About This Course

IDEA was designed and enacted to protect and provide for all students with disabilities from the ages of birth to 21. All US public education institutions are required to comply with the law.

In this course, you will learn the history and background on the law. You will also examine the key provisions of the law and understand the process required for students who qualify under the IDEA.

*In order to apply for a CEU or a PD Unit, teachers have to complete all 7 courses in this series: SE501, SE502, SE503, SE504, SE505, SE506, SE507.


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Course Staff

Amy Howie

Amy Howie is a Special Education Subject Matter Expert with Public Consulting Group. She is the Director of Project SUCCESS, Indiana’s Resource Network for Common Core State Standards for Students with Disabilities. In this role, she provides universal and targeted supports to teachers and administrators across the state. Amy regularly provides professional development to districts on assessment, instruction and programming for special education students. She works collaboratively with the Indiana Department of Education to respond to the individual needs of districts, building statewide capacity for increased achievement of students with significant cognitive disabilities.
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Course Code: SE501
Course Release: Jan 02, 2017
Estimated Effort: 1.5 Hours

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