Over the past several years, more and more students are enrolling in charter schools. This has brought up many complex legal issues that parents are forced to navigate through, especially when their child requires special education supports and services. In a nutshell, charter schools are considered to be their own Local Educational Agency (LEA). An LEA is a common way to refer to a school district. Since charter schools are considered to be their own LEA, they are responsible for providing their students with appropriate supports and services as required under federal and state law. In fact, charter schools cannot deny admission to students on the basis of disability. Charter schools are also required to seek and find children with known or suspected disabilities and to conduct comprehensive assessments upon them so that their unique needs are appropriately addressed, and they are properly identified as a student requiring an Individualized Education Program (IEP).