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Least Restrictive Environment

20 U.S. Code § 1412 of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) states that children with disabilities must, to the greatest extent, be educated with children who are not disabled in both private and public institutions. Moreover, children with disabilities should only be removed from their regular educational setting if the nature of their disability prevents them from achieving an adequate education in these settings. This section goes on to say that state funding should not be used to create placements that violate the above, or result in the failure to provide a child a free appropriate public education (FAPE) based on their special education needs.

Source: https://sites.ed.gov/idea/statute-chapter-33/subchapter-ii/1412/a/5

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