Lee Daniels Daniels 1
Miss Coffman/Mrs. Drury
13 April 2000
Individuals with Disabilities Act
Historically, disabled children were segregated from regular education students in the
public schools. They did not have the opportunity to interact with their non-disabled
peers. They were often placed in separate settings with all children who also had
disabilities. The treatment and discrimination of disabled children and their parents were
the main purposes for the formation of IDEA, which was created
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