• The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) provides federal funding for the education of children with disabilities and requires, for the receipt of these funds, the provision of a free appropriate education (FAPE). The statue also contains detailed due process provisions to ensure the provision of FAPE. As a parent, you are entitled to information about your rights under IDEA. This information is critical to ensuring that you have the opportunity to be a partner in the educational decisions made regarding your child.