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Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE)

FAPE, as defined in the 2006 Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), means “Special education and related services that are provided at public expense, under public supervision and direction, and without charge; meet the standards of the State educational agency; include an appropriate preschool, elementary school, or secondary school education in the State involved; and are provided in conformity with an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) that meets the requirements under IDEA."

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