The reauthorized Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) was signed into law on Dec. 3, 2004, by President George W. Bush. The provisions of the Act became effective on July 1, 2005, with the exception of some of the elements pertaining to the definition of a “highly qualified teacher” that took effect upon the signing of the Act.
The final regulations were published on August 14, 2006. Below is a series of documents, prepared by the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) in the U.S. Department of Education that covers a variety of high-interest topics and brings together the regulatory requirements related to those topics to support constituents in preparing to implement the new regulations.
This document addresses significant changes from preexisting regulations to the final regulatory requirements regarding the identification of specific learning disabilities.
- Changes in Evaluations and Reevaluations
- Early Intervening Services
- Children with Disabilities Enrolled by their Parents in Private School
- Highly Qualified Teachers
- Procedural Safeguards Regarding Mediation
- Procedural Safeguards Regarding Surrogates, Notice and Consent
- Individual Education Program (IEP)
- Resolution Meetings and Due Process Hearings
- IEP Team and Changes to the IEP
- Statewide and Districtwide Assessments
- State Funding
- National Instructional Materials Accessibility Standard (NIMAS)