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Dramatic and dynamic changes mark the role of youth with disabilities in society, especially as it relates to youths’ increased inclusion in school and other community environments. The US, for example, has enacted federal and state legislation that empowers people with disabilities to take active roles in their own affairs and to foster greater inclusion. According to the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, which has been amended numerous times, special education exists to ensure disabled children’s access to the general curriculum so that they can meet the educational standards that apply to all children within the jurisdiction of the public agency (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Amendments of 1997[IDEA]). The laws seek to hold educators accountable for the services they were providing in US public schools through special programs for youth with disabilities. A large part of that effort was the development of contracts, known as Individualized Education...

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Levesque, R.J.R. (2011). Individualized Education Programs. In: Levesque, R.J.R. (eds) Encyclopedia of Adolescence. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1695-2_681

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