How the IDEA & Foster Connections Act Can Work Together to Ensure School Stability & Seamless Transitions for Children with Disabilities in the Child Welfare System

Children with disabilities have specific rights under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and other federal laws which require that children with disabilities receive special help to succeed in school. In addition, children in foster care are entitled to school stability under the Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act (Fostering Connections Act). Please see the new issue brief authored by the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education - How the IDEA and the Fostering Connections Act Can Work Together to Ensure School Stability and Seamless Transitions for Children with Disabilities in the Child Welfare System.  (New Report - 2012)

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