IDEA – Individuals with Disabilities Education Act


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA or the Federal Law) and Exceptional Children’s Education Act (ECEA or the Colorado State Law)

Technical Assistance Documents 

Fast Facts – Colorado Department of Education short documents about a variety of special education topics including IDEA

Special Education Guidance Documents – Colorado Department of Education

PEAK Parent Center – Colorado’s Parent Training and Information Center offering education and training on IDEA.

THRIVE Centeroffers outreach to under-served groups to identify families that have children with disabilities that need information, support and services..


IDEA 2004:  Building the Legacy

FAQ about IDEA and Section 504

Wrightslaw Special Education Topics A – Z

10 Tips: How to Use IDEA 2004 to improve your child’s special education from Wrightslaw

Books you may want to check out: (These are available on or may be found in your local library)

The Everyday Guide to Special Education Law, Second Edition By Randy Chapman, Esq. Randy Chapman has been the Director of Legal Services at The Legal Center in Colorado since 1980 and is one of the leading experts in the country in special education law. Randy’s influence helped shape the implementation of special education law in Colorado, and has made the law accessible to parents so they can be more effective advocates for their children.

Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 2nd Edition by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright

Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 2nd Edition – The Special Education Survival Guide by Peter W. D. Wright, Esq. and Pamela Darr Wright

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