Public Law (P.L.) 94-142


Public Law (P.L.) 94-142

a law passed in 1975 requiring that public schools provide a “free appropriate public education” to school-aged children ages 3-21 (exact ages depend on your state’s mandate), regardless of disabling condition; also called the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, with recent amendments (P.L. 99-457) now called the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)