Families and Advocates Partnership for Educationfape.org
Thank you for visiting. The Families and Advocates Partnership for Education (FAPE) project is a partnership that aims to improve the educational outcomes for children with disabilities. It links families, advocates, and self-advocates to information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The project is designed to address the information needs of the 6 million families throughout the Country whose children with disabilities receive special education services.
FAPE was originally funded as one of four projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education to reach parents, administrators, service providers, and policymakers nationwide with information about implementing IDEA '97. In October 2003, the four projects were consolidated into the Unified IDEA Partnership.
In 2004, IDEA was amended significantly and passed into law. Many of the provisions in this new IDEA law became effective on July 1, 2005. As the new law is analyzed and new federal regulations are developed, we will attempt to share information with you. In addition to the Federal IDEA law and regulations, visitors are encouraged to become familiar with their respective state laws and regulations affecting students with disabilities.
On October 1, 2004, maintenance of the www.fape.org web site became the sole responsibility of PACER Center. Private funds are used to maintain this web site.
Original Page: http://www.fape.org/