Laws and Regulations

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal civil rights law that ensures eligible children with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment (LRE). Each state must follow the IDEA, and may also create additional laws and rules. In Michigan, those rules are the Michigan Administrative Rules for Special Education (MARSE).

Federal Laws and Regulations

Michigan Laws and Rules

Policies and Guidance

Policy and guidance documents provide information to help interpret and implement the law. The documents are not laws or regulations.

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