The Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), originally signed into law in 1975 by President Ford,
represented a national commitment to provide free, appropriate public education for
students with disabilities. IDEA requires public school districts to educate students with
disabilities in the least restrictive environment. This is accomplished when school
personnel, in cooperation with parents, choose from a number of options along a continuum
to best meeting student individual needs.
The District 204 delivery model of special education
services is called "supported education" or "inclusion." Clow
School and District 204 are dedicated to meeting the needs of all learners. Special
Education questions may be directed to
Monica Carstens, Student Services Director, or
Mrs. Donna Flowers, Support Facilitator.