Least Restrictive Environment
Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) is the requirement in federal law that children with disabilities receive their education, to the maximum extent appropriate, with nondisabled peers and that special education pupils are not removed from regular classes unless, even with supplemental aids and services, education in regular classes cannot be achieved satisfactorily. [20 United States Code (U.S.C.) Sec.1412(a)(5)(A).]
We invite you to browse through the resource materials below. Contact us if we may be of assistance.
- Special Event - CDE-SED Webinar Spring 2009
California Department of Education Special Education Division
Early Childhood Special Education Web-based Seminar: Archived Materials and more…
- Spotlight on CA: Creative Inclusion Program Options
- Gain insight to the efforts of three SEEDS Visitation Sites providing exemplary models of system change efforts to increase inclusive options for young children with disabilities in preschool programs. The stories provide a glimpse into the process by which each program generated new ideas to influence change in their communities.
- LRE Related Web Sites/Web Site Links
- SEEDS Visitation Sites
- LRE Related Videos