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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, is the United States' special education law. This act was put into law in 1990 to provide legal standards of education for individuals ages birth to 21 who fall into specific categories of disabilities. The 14 categories of disabilities, as defined in the subsequent pages, are how the United States defines these disabilities. 

Categories of Disabilities as outlined in IDEA:

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