[CDATA[ $('input, textarea').placeholder(); // ]]>. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the primary federal program that authorizes state and local aid for special education and related services for children with disabilities. Critics have called this the “wait-to-fail” model, because it requires a child to fall behind his peers before being identified with LD. DISABILITY SCOOP WELCOMES COMMENTS, THOUGH ONLY A SELECTION ARE PUBLISHED. To stay informed about the upcoming changes to IDEA, be sure to visit our “Sonos Radio account needs to be reauthorized” still a problem. //