The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B, (IDEA-B) provides funding for free public education to all students with disabilities ages three through seventeen. In addition, it requires local school districts to continue identifying, locating, and evaluating all students with disabilities up to age twenty-one. 

IDEA-B funds can only be used for the excess costs of providing special education and related services to children with disabilities. Lee County uses IDEA-B funds for contract services we provide, including but not limited to psychological, medical, physical therapy, occupational therapy, special equipment, teaching materials and teacher aides to assist with identified children. 

Lee County also provides special education and related services to student with disabilities ages 3-5.

Public Service Announcement

All children can learn, but some learn differently. Some children need more help than others because they have a disability. We can help by accepting individual differences: at home, at work and at school. Your local schools urge you, through Child Find, to give every child a chance to learn. If you have or know of an infant, toddler, child, or youth who has a disability and is not receiving needed special help, please call.

Birth to 3 years – Contact First Steps – (877) 417-8377

Children and youth 3 to 21 years – Contact Lee County School District /Carla Lyons @ 464-5082