Children Parentally-Placed in a Private School

Logo: The Parents' Place of Maryland
Source: The Parents' Place of Maryland
Publication Date: June 2023

If you feel your child would be better served in a private school, you do have the option to place your child there. Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B, this is called “parentally placed.”

When you choose to put your child in a private school, your child keeps some rights under the IDEA. Your child has a right to what are called “
equitable services,” and your child also has and keeps eligible rights under additional civil right laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability – Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (Title II). Read this fact sheet to learn more!

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