Disabilities Task Force
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Definition of Terms
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Makes it possible for states and localities to receive federal funds to assist in the education of students with disabilities. Basically, in order to remain eligible for Federal funds under the law, states must assure the following:
Initial Degree Program The first college degree program the institution is authorized by the Regents to offer.
Junior College or Two-Year College A higher education institution authorized by the Regents to offer undergraduate curricula below the baccalaureate level which normally lead to the associate degree.