An article posted on Disability Scoop written by Michelle Diament describes the extension of an integral concept from the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act(IDEA) beyond the typical classroom environment.

In her article, Diament describes the recognizable clause from IDEA and its new applications:
      By law, students with disabilities are supposed to be included in general education to the greatest extent possible. Now, federal officials say the same tenet of inclusion should apply to transition as well.
     Informal guidance issued recently from the U.S. Department of Education indicates that the requirement in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, that students be placed in the “least restrictive environment” extends beyond the confines of the classroom. Specifically, the concept should apply to work placements if such experiences are part of a student’s individualized education program, or IEP, officials at the Education Department said.

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