Colorado public schools must follow the regulations set by the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Currently, the following disabilities qualify for services under state and federal law:
autism, deaf-blindness, deafness, developmental delay, emotional disturbance, hearing
impairment, intellectual disability, multiple disabilities, orthopedic impairment, other
health impairment, specific learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic
brain injury, visual impairment.

Through IDEA, Colorado ensures that every child with a disability is entitled to a Free
and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) in the Least Restrictive Environment (LRE).
Quite simply, this means your childʼs education is funded at public expense in an
environment in which he/she is provided education alongside non-disabled peers to the
maximum extent possible.

As your Special Education Advocate, Julie can help you plan for your child’s special
education. Contact her today to set up your FREE initial consultation! phone:
757-692-3528