The Individuals with Disabilities Education Plan, better known as IDEA, is a mandate that requires students with disabilities receive the things that they may need to be successful in an academic setting. These things include evaluation and determination, appropriate education and an Individualized Education Plans in the Least Restrictive Environment (Santrock, p. 200). I have taken a personal interest in the way IDEA affects children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Behavior Disorders. I have interviewed and taken time at Massillon Washington High School in a Special Education setting, as well as viewed various scholarly journal articles in an attempt to seek further information on how IDEA is used to give these students a proper education and how the teachers directly involved benefit from it. I will be concluding my research in the upcoming weeks and hope to show the benefits and uses of IDEA.