PL94-142 grants every child a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment possible. However, many schools struggle to meet the needs of their students.
- In your own words, summarize what is meant by “Least Restrictive Environment.”
- What impact, if any, could this have on the education of children with disabilities?
- Identify the challenges that exist when it comes to providing school services to a diverse population of children.
- Next, please research the agencies that provide services to children with special needs in your local schools and community.
Discuss these services and tell us how they compare to what you read in the text and the IDEA website as appropriate services for these children.