IDEA

 

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a law ensuring services to children with disabilities throughout the nation. IDEA governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education and related services to more than 6.5 million eligible infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

Infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth-2) and their families receive early intervention services under IDEA Part C. Children and youth (ages 3-21) receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.

 

 
 

Legislation

 

7/29/2011

IDEA Full Funding Act

Text of the bill

The IDEA Full Funding Act would gradually increase federal funds for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act over ten years to fund 40 percent of IDEA costs by 2021. The bill is fully funded by doubling taxes on cigarettes and small cigars and setting equivalent increases to other tobacco products.

 
 

3/31/2011

IDEA Fairness Restoration Act (S 613, HR 1208)

Text of the bills

These bills would allow parents to be reimbursed for expert witness fees incurred as part of due process proceedings under IDEA.

 
 

12/3/2004

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004

Text of the Law
 
 
 

Resources

 

10/4/2011

Final Regulations for IDEA Part C Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers With Disabilities; Assistance to States for the Education of Children With Disabilities

The Secretary of Education issued these final regulations governing the Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities on Wednesday, September 28, 2011. They are effective October 28, 2011.

 
 

7/21/2011

Bullying and Students with Disabilities

This briefing paper by the National Council on Disability was written for the White House Conference on Bullying Prevention and examines the problem of bullying in schools.

 
 

5/12/2011

Preparing General Education Teachers to Improve Outcomes for Students with Disabilities

The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the National Center for Learning Disabilities published this white paper highlighting the importance of reforming preparation for general education teachers to bring about better academic outcomes for students with disabilities.

 
 

5/2/2011

Background on the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act

Writeen by COPAA

This brief memo explains the purpose and impact of the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act, which was recently introduced in Congress.

 
 

4/29/2011

Fact Sheet: The Importance of Early Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities and their Families

This fact sheet provides a brief overview of the IDEA Part C program and quick facts from the research on early brain development, the importance of intervening early, the benefits of early intervention, and current unmet needs.

 
 

12/2/2010

CCD Education Task Force comments on alignment of IDEA & ESEA

Submitted to OSERS

Comments developed by the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Education Task Force concerning alignment of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (No Child Left Behind).

 
 

12/2/2010

CCD Powerpoint on the 35th Anniversary of IDEA

pdf File CCD Powerpoint: IDEA 35th Anniversary [download]
 
 

11/29/2010

35th Anniversary of IDEA

Remarks of the President and Melody Barnes, the President's Domestic Policy Advisor
 
 

11/24/2010

States request one-year waivers of IDEA maintenance of financial support

OSEP webpage compiling materials related to state requests to waive their obligations under IDEA's maintenance of financial support requirement
 
 

1/16/2009

28th Annual Report to Congress on the Implementation of IDEA

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
 
 

12/5/2008

IDEA Final Regulations: 34 CFR Part 300

Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities
doc File IDEA Final Regs May 13, 2008.doc [download]
 
 

1/28/2008

NCLB and IDEA 2008 Progress Report

pdf File NoChildLeftBehind IDEA Progress Report.pdf [download]
 
 

1/18/2007

Alignment with the No Child Left Behind Act

Fact sheet on IDEA's alignment with the No Child Left Behind Act.

doc File alignment with nclb 011807.doc [download]
 
 
 

Letters

 

4/29/2016

AUCD signed onto a Letter Opposing the SOAR Reauthorization Act

AUCD signed onto a letter urging members of the House of Representatives to oppose the SOAR Reauthorization Act.

 
 

7/7/2011

"Dear Colleague" Letter supporting funding for IDEA

24 Senators signed this "Dear Colleague" letter to Senate appropriators urging them to provide the highest possible funding for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for fiscal year 2012

pdf File IDEA Dear Colleague Letter FY 2012 [download]
 
 

3/31/2011

CCD Sign-on Letter in Support of IDEA Fairness Restoration Act (S. 613, HR 1208)

AUCD signed onto this letter urging members of Congress to cosponsor the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act, which allows parents to be reimbursed for expert witness fees incurred as part of due process proceedings.

pdf File CCD Sign-on supporting IDEA Fairness Restoration Act [download]
 
 
 

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