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0-21 Education

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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a United States federal law that was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990 and had significant amendments in 2004. IDEA regulates how states and public agencies provide educational related services to children ages 0 - 21 who have been diagnosed with a disability.


For more information on IDEA, click on the link- http://idea.ed.gov/

West Virginia
West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
Outreach Services at West Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind
Programs for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Ages Birth to 3
Programs for Children with Disabilities: Ages 3 to 5
West Virginia Department of Education

For information concerning services in your local area, contact the director in your area.
West Virginia Department of Education, Office of Special Programs, Country Directors

Additional & Beneficial Information Relating to Education
Info to Go, from the Laurent Clerc National Deaf Education Center, provides information on topics dealing with deafness and hearing loss in children and young people under 21 years of age. Info to Go responds to a wide range of questions from the general public, deaf and hard of hearing people, their families, and professionals who work with them.

This mini guide provides guidelines how to develop an effective IEP for children with Deaf-Blindness.
Developing an Effective IEP for Children with Deaf-Blindness: A Parent Mini-Guide

The Pop-up IEP explains the possibility responses that could have been heard from IEP meetings. This website gives you support with how to answer to the responses in the best manner as possible.
Pop-up IEP Responses

(IEP related information/materials for D/HOH- still searching)


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