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What is FAPE?


The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) guarantees the right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE) for kids with disabilities. That can include kids with learning and thinking differences.


FAPE is one of the most important legal rights your child has. Knowing what it covers can help you partner with your child's school. It can also help you advocate for the services and supports your child needs.


Here’s what FAPE requires if your child qualifies for special education services.