The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (I.D.E.A.) provides six principles that govern the education of children with special needs. It's one thing to read the law, but how do educators ensure they comply with it and provide the best learning experience for their students? This examination of I.D.E.A. gives background information, insight, and strategies every inclusive classroom teacher can use. Educators take a detailed look at the importance of Individualized Education Plans (IEPs) and how to effectively work with other members of the IEP team, including parents and caregivers of special needs children.