Resources About Education

The Arc offers numerous resources to help guide you through the special education process for children, from birth to age 21.

Special education advocacy addresses academic issues of all kinds, supporting families in securing evaluations, developing and implementing Individualized Education Programs (IEP), and determining educational placement. Advocates provide coaching, strategies, and information to empower parents and guardians to advocate for their family member.

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Individual Education Plan (IEP)

Special Education Basics

Acronyms in Special Education

Refer to this guide to understand acronyms used in special education.

Least Restrictive Environments in Special Education and Federal Setting

Students with disabilities must be educated in the least restrictive environment, as defined by law.

How Do I Get More Information?

For more information, call The Arc at 952.920.0855 or toll-free at 833.450.1494, or submit your question to Ask An Advocate.