According to IDEA, what do the terms Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) mean?
Please read the article Least restrictive environment: How do we prepare both our special educators and our general educators to comply with the provision? (Keuhne, 1998).
According to IDEA, what do the terms Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) and Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) mean? How does inclusion fit into the big picture of LRE? Further, also discuss the legal ramifications of the LRE provision as mandated by IDEA, the relative and dynamic properties of LRE, and the collaborative dimension of implementing LRE for students in special education. Lastly, discuss any of your own personal experiences in being a part of an IEP team for a student where LRE was determined or any insights you might have on ensuring LRE and FAPE for all students.
Week 1 – Discussion 2
Review the article from the Center for Parent Information and Resources, Contents of the IEP. Summarize these components and explain the purpose and importance of the IEP in supporting the student’s educational outcomes. Explain the role of the family in the IEP process.