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1. Hot Topics! IDEA 2004 Topics Briefs
IDEA 2004 went into effect on July 1, 2005. The regulations to implement IDEA 2004 are not expected for several months. In the absence of regulations, parents, educators and administrators have questions about what the law requires.
To help answer these questions, Troy R. Justesen, acting director of the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) announced that the Department of Education published 19 topics briefs on "high-interest areas of IDEA 2004."
these topics briefs at OSEP
Publishes Topics Briefs on "High Interest Areas. Learn
about Evaluations and Reevaluations, IEPs and IEP meetings, Early
Intervention, Highly Qualified Teachers, Discipline, Early Intervening
Services, Mediation, Resolution Sessions, Due Process Hearings,
and other important (and confusing) issues.
2. What You Need to Know About IDEA 2004
you are the parent of a child with a disability, you represent
your child's interests. You need to be informed about changes
in IDEA 2004 that may affect your child. If you are a teacher
or special education service provider, the reauthorized law will
affect you and your job. These articles will help you understand
IDEA 2004 and how it will affect you.
2004: How Will IEPs Change Under IDEA 2004? - Learn
about new requirements in IDEA 2004 - that children with disabilities
will be taught by highly qualified teachers and receive research
based instruction. This article focuses on new requirements for
personnel training, IEPs, and scientifically based instruction.
2004: IEP Team Members & IEP Team Attendance -
about IEP meetings; when team members may be excused from a meeting,
and what parents and the school district must do before a team
member may be excused.
3. Special Sale! Wrightslaw Books for $3.95
We published our first book, Wrightslaw: Special Education Law in 1999. When we took the book off the market, it went through 12 printings with 60,000+ books sold.
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy (FETA) was published in 2001. We took FETA off the market earlier this year after 9 printings and 45,000+ books sold.
Going, Going, Gone - for $3.95!
A few copies of Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 1st edition, and Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, 1st edition have been returned by bookstores and wholesalers. These books retailed for $29.95. The publisher has reduced the price to $3.95! Wrightslaw books for $3.95.
Supplies are limited. To take advantage of this special offer, act now. Wrightslaw books for $3.95.Note: Wrightslaw: Special Education Law, 1st edition is IDEA 97, not IDEA 2004. The book also includes a casebook of U.S. Supreme Court cases, IDEA 97 regulations, Section 504, and FERPA and is a useful reference to the IDEA 97 statute.
You may also want to download IDEA 2004: Overview, Explanation and Comparison of IDEA 2004 & IDEA 97 by Pete Wright which describes substantive changes to the five key statutes of IDEA 2004.
IDEA 2004 went into effect on July 1 and is available in Wrightslaw: IDEA 2004.
4. Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy - 1st Edition v. 2nd Edition
We spent the summer revising Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy. The second edition (FETA-2) is at the printer now. We will announce a special prepublication offer on Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy (FETA-2) within a few days so watch your email box.
How is the second edition of Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy (FETA-2) different from the first?
In the second edition, the eight chapters about the Individuals with Disabilities Act were completely revised to reflect changes in IDEA 2004.
includes a new chapter about No
Child Left Behind and how you can use NCLB in developing your
about the first edition. Information about FETA-2 will be
5. The Wright Stuff: Parents Earn Their Legalese Stripes at the Wrightslaw Boot Camp
Trying to decide if you want to spend your valuable time learning about special education law and advocacy? We don't blame you! If you are ambivalent, you need more information.
To learn what a Wrightslaw training program is like, read
Wright Stuff: Parents Earn Their Legalese Stripes at the Wrightslaw
Boot Camp published in July
2005 issue of Spectrum Magazine.
6. Wrightslaw Training Program in Hartford, CT (October 14-15, 2005)
Pete and Pam Wright will present Putting the Pieces Together: Special Education Law and Advocacy Training in Hartford CT on October 14 & 15, 2005. The program is being sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of Connecticut.
will learn about IDEA 2004 and NCLB requirements including:
will also learn how to:
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