Thursday, April 7, 2016
Homeless Children Have Rights Under IDEA #homeless
There were approximately 89,000 homeless students in the United States during the 2013-2014 school year. Some are runaways. Some have fled abuse in their homes. Some have been kicked out because of their sexual orientation. The number of homeless students is both big and sad.
Homeless children have rights under the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. Our friends at the National Association of State Directors of Special Education in conjunction with National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth have published an informative article on this topic entitled "Surrogate Parents and Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Under IDEA." If you are interested in this topic or if you encounter a special education issue involving a homeless youth, this article is very useful. You can read the article here.