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Date: August 1, 2006
Issue: 361
ISSN: 1538-3202

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1. IDEA 2004 Regs Approved, Expected Soon!


2. Wrightslaw Webcasts on IDEA Regs


3. What You Need to Know About IDEA 2004

4. More IDEA 2004 Resources
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5. Coming Soon: Wrightslaw Training in KY, PA, MI, WA


6. Need Help? Visit the Yellow Pages for Kids

7. Subscribe & Contact Info


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1. IDEA 2004 Regs Expected Soon, Maybe This Week!

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

What happens next? Read IDEA Regs Expected Soon, Maybe This Week!

We will send an Alert to newsletter subscribers when the regulations are published and available. If you do not subscribe to The Special Ed Advocate, you may wish to subscribe to ensure that you receive this Alert. Click here to subscribe.


2. IDEA Regs: Wrightslaw Webcasts

After we have analyzed the new IDEA 2004 regulations, we plan to offer webcasts and online events about the new regulations and their likely impact.

You will find information about these web events at the Wrightslaw WebEx Training Center.


3. What You Need to Know About IDEA 2004

The authorization of any new law brings questions and different interpretations. IDEA 2004 is no different. The purpose of the federal regulations is to clarify and explain IDEA 2004, a federal law.

Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys need to be knowledgeable about changes in IDEA 2004 and how these changes are likely to affect your child or the children whose needs you represent.

While you are waiting for the federal regs to be published, we suggest that you read What You Need to Know About IDEA 2004 articles - they will help you understand some of the most important changes in the IDEA 2004 statute. Here are links to a few of these articles:

IDEA 2004: What You Need to Know About Specific Learning Disabilities: Discrepancy v. Response to Intervention Models

IDEA 2004: What You Need to Know About IEPs, Highly Qualified Teachers & Research Based Instruction

IDEA 2004: What You Need to Know About IEPs & IEP Meetings


4. More IDEA 2004 Resources

IDEA 2004 at Wrightslaw is a rich source of information that will help you find answers to your questions about the law. IDEA 2004 at Wrightslaw is organized as follows:


5. Coming Soon! Wrightslaw Programs in KY, PA, MI, WA

Wrightslaw offers a variety of special education law and advocacy programs taught by nationally-known experts in the field.


The schedule includes programs in these states and cities:


August 4: Louisville, KY - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training by Pete and Pam Wright, sponsored by KY-SPIN & Community Parent Resource Center.
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August 15: Philadelphia, PA - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training by Pete and Pam Wright, sponsored by the North Penn Special Education Council.
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September 22: Stevensville, MI - Special Education Law & Advocacy Training by Wayne Steedman and Pat Howey, sponsored by Autism in Berrien County Speaks.
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September 30: Seattle, WA - Special Education Advocacy Training by advocate and paralegal Pat Howey, sponsored by the
Snohomish County Developmental Disabilities Family Support Grant. * How to Register *

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6. Need Help? Visit the Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities

School will start soon. If you are looking for help with your child, please visit the new, redesigned Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities.

The Yellow Pages for your state is an incredible resource, with evaluators, speech language therapists, tutors, special education schools, advocates, attorneys, organizations, support groups, and much more.

User Guide: The Yellow Pages for Kids User Guide will help you build your team, learn about your child's disability, learn advocacy skills, get training, and help other parents.

Free Listings: If you provide a service to children and their families as an evaluator, consultant, tutor, advocate, attorney, etc. OR you facilitate a support or educational advocacy group for parents, please submit an application to be listed in the Yellow Pages for Kids. Listings are Free!

Help Others: Millions of parents of kids with disabilities are struggling and are not aware of the help from the Yellow Pages for Kids. You can help get the word out by printing and distributing your state Yellow Pages Flyer, publishing it in your school newspaper or website. Other parents will thank you!


7. Subscription & Contact Info

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