Department of Education announced a revised schedule of public meetings
in seven cities after the IDEA 2004 regulations are published in June.
The purpose of these meetings is to get input on the proposed regulations.
When the proposed regulations are published, we will send an Alert
to newsletter subscribers
includes a link (or links) to the proposed regulations.
You need to read these regulations. They will have a profound
impact on how children with disabilities are educated. If you want
a regulation changed or think a regulation is not clear, you need
to advise the Department of Education about the specific changes you
want made and why. To learn more about this process, please read IDEA
2004: Regulations on Fast Track
and How to Make a Public Comment.
Site, Date, Times
and Faye Wyatt Center for Education
1930 South Drive
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN 37203
Friday, June 17, 2005, 1:00-4:00p.m., 5:00-7:00p.m.
F. Kennedy High School
6715 Gloria Drive
Sacramento, CA 95831
Wednesday, June 22, 2005, 1:00-4:00p.m., 5:00-7:00p.m.
Las Vegas, NV
C. Moyer Student Union
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Friday, June 24, 2005, 1:00-4:00p.m., 5:00-7:00p.m.
New York, NY
Hotel of New York
Forest 1 Room
541 Lexington Avenue (Between 49th and 50th Street)
New York, NY 10022
Monday, June 27, 2005, 1:00-4:00p.m., 5:00-7:00p.m.
Palmer House Hilton
Red Lacquer Room
17 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Wednesday, June 29, 2005, 1:00-4:00p.m., 5:00-7:00p.m.
San Antonio, TX (Changed)
Service Center, Region 20
1314 Hines Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78208
Thursday, July 7, 2005, 1:00-4:00p.m., 5:00-7:00p.m.
Kellogg Conference Center
800 Florida Ave, N.E.
Washington, DC 20002
Tuesday, July 12, 2005, 1:00-4:00p.m., 5:00-7:00p.m.
How to Make a
can register to comment at the door, on a first-come first-served
basis. You can provide oral and written comments about the proposed
regulations at the meetings. You may provide written comments to accompany
oral remarks if you wish.
If you are interested in making a comment, we encourage you to read
IDEA Regulations on Fast Track, Expected in Early June.
In this interview, Dr. Troy Justesen, Acting Director of the Office
of Special Education Programs (OSEP), describes the process for public
comment, timelines, and issues that have elicited concerns.
You can also submit written comments or suggestions about the proposed
written comments electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
comments by mail to:
of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Potomac Center Plaza, Room 5126
Washington, DC, 20202-2641
have questions, call (202) 245-7468 (main number of Office of Special
Rehabilitative Services) If you need a telecommunications device for
the deaf (TDD), call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS)
2004: More Info
For a copy of the law and other information, visit the
U.S. Department of Education's Individuals
with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 page at:
IDEA 2004: Overview, Explanation &
with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004: Overview, Explanation
and Comparison of IDEA 2004 & IDEA 97 by Peter W. D. Wright,
Esq. describes the substantive changes to the five key statutes of
IDEA 2004 by section and subsection. Text added to IDEA 2004 is in
italics. Text deleted from IDEA 97 has been
We are using this publication in our training
programs. as a supplement to Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law and Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy. If
you have a copy of Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law or Wrightslaw:
From Emotions to Advocacy, we encourage you to download and
publication and attach it to your book.
Overview, Explanation & Comparison (56 pages)
Publications, Reports & Position Papers
Many legal, educational and disability organizations are publishing
reports about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004). The IDEA
2004 Publications, Reports & Resources Page includes links
to these reports and publications.
Soon! Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004
IDEA 2004 is a new publication by Peter and Pamela Wright
that includes the full text of Parts A and B of the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004), commentary,
discussion of the new statute, strategies and cross-references.
IDEA 2004 will
be available as a print publication and in an electronic format in
July 2005. The format, layout, and statutory explanations are
similar to Wrightslaw:
Special Education Law.
Subscribers to The Special Ed Advocate newsletter will receive
an advance notice by email when the publication is available, before
IDEA 2004 is available to the public.