On average, approximately 13% of public school students in the U.S., aged 3 to 21, qualify for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This equates to nearly seven million of the country's approximately 53.8 million students. While the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) did not report state-specific percentages, the range of IDEA-eligible students ranged from 6.4% of school children aged 6 to 21 years, to 15.1%. Administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, IDEA is the primary federal special education law for . . .