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Finally - Your Chance to Be Heard!
Washington, DC. February 12, 2002. This year, Congress is to reauthorize the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Please visit the IDEA 2002 page for news and updates about this important process.
As part of the reauthorization process, groups and committees will study the current law and how it is being implemented. If you are involved in special education, this is a chance to be heard. Get involved! Dont procrastinate - the VIPs want your comments.
Here are two opportunities to offer your comments.
Comments About the IDEA
The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (part of the U. S. Department of Education) is requesting comments from the public - that's you - about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). The Department wants answers to specific questions in seven areas:
Download and print the Federal Register Notice. Read the questions in this document and answer the questions in those areas where you have experience or familarity.
If you want to make a bigger splash, print several copies of the Federal Register notice and give them to your friends or colleagues who may want to provide comments about the IDEA and changes you would like to see when the law is reauthorized.
Comments About Preschool Programs for Infants and Toddlers
The Environmental Scanning Network represents 25 national organizations (IDEA Partnerships) funded by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. This network helps to create policies that will affect the lives of children, parents, service providers, and administrators who are involved with Preschool Programs for very young children.
your comments, go to http://www.ideapolicy.org/scanning.htm