The report was released at the end of December 2015 by the federal Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The report presents statistics on national progress on educating children with disabilities who are served under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Part B (ages 3 to 21) or C (ages birth to 3). Topics include the provision of free appropriate public education (FAPE) for all children with disabilities; ensuring that the rights of children with disabilities and their parents are protected; assisting states and localities in providing for the education of all children with disabilities, and assessing . . .