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IDEA 2004 Regs Expected Within Days;
Wrightslaw Plans Online Webcasts

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On Thursday, July 27, the Office of Management and Budget approved the IDEA 2004 regulations.

What happens next?

The special education regulations will be published in the Federal Register. The Department of Education may also publish in advance. In any event, we expect the regulations to be available within the next few days.

We will send newsletter subscribers an Alert when the final regulations are available. If you do not subscribe to The Special Ed Advocate, you may want to subscribe to ensure that you get this Alert and information about upcoming online events. Click here to subscribe.

Online Events

After we have analyzed the IDEA 2004 regulations, we will hold a series of online events about the new regulations and their impact.

Information about these web events will be available at the Wrightslaw WebEx training center.

Will the Regs Answer Questions, Clarify Issues?

The purpose of regulations is to clarify and explain the law. A regulation must be consistent with the law. The reauthorized IDEA 2004 statute includes significant changes in many important areas, including:

  • child find
  • qualifications for special education teachers
  • use of Response to Intervention (RTI) to identify children with specific learning disabilities
  • new requirements for state and district assessments, alternative assessments, accommodations guidelines
  • new requirements for early intervening services
  • new timelines for evaluations
  • new requirements about "educational need," academic achievement and functional performance
  • new requirements for IEPs, IEP team members, IEP meetings
  • new requirements for students who transfer (in-state and out-of-state)
  • multi-year IEPs
  • new procedures and timelines for due process hearings

Will the final IDEA 2004 regulations clarify these issues? We expect to have answers to these questions soon.

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