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IDEA 2004 (B)- ASSISTANCE FOR EDUCATION OF ALL CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES

(ii) Child find requirement.-- (I) In general.--The requirements of paragraph (3) (relating to child find) shall apply with respect to children with disabilities in the State who are enrolled in private, including religious, elementary schools and secondary schools. (II) Equitable participation.--The child find process shall be designed to ensure the equitable participation of parentally placed private school children with disabilities and an accurate count of such children. (III)...

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IDEA 2004 (A) GENERAL PROVISIONS

(1) Disability is a natural part of the human experience and in no way diminishes the right of individuals to participate in or contribute to society. Improving educational results for children with disabilities is an essential element of our national policy of ensuring equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities. (2) Before the date of enactment of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act...

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IDEA 2004 (C) INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (C) INFANTS AND TODDLERS WITH DISABILITIES SEC. 631. FINDINGS AND POLICY. (a) Findings.--Congress finds that there is an urgent and substantial need-- (1) to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities, to minimize their potential for developmental delay, and to recognize the significant brain development that occurs during a child's first 3 years of life; (2) to reduce the...

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