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.
AUCD joined the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD) on an amicus brief in the U.S. Supreme Court case Endrew F v. Douglas County School District.
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.
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.
Text of the Law
The U.S. Department of Education released a set of guidance documents that provide information about the legal limitations on the use of restraint and seclusion with regard to students with disabilities. These include a new Parent and Educator Resource Guide to Section 504, a Q & A sheet, and a Dear Colleague Letter issued by the Office for Civil Rights.
The U.S. Department of Education released a fact sheet on the rights of students with disabilities in charter schools. The document is intended to inform parents, students and the charter school community as to students' rights under Section 504 and IDEA.
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.
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.
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.
Writeen by COPAA
This brief memo explains the purpose and impact of the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act, which was recently introduced in Congress.
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.
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).
Remarks of the President and Melody Barnes, the President's Domestic Policy Advisor
OSEP webpage compiling materials related to state requests to waive their obligations under IDEA's maintenance of financial support requirement
U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Assistance to States for the Education of Children with Disabilities and Preschool Grants for Children with Disabilities
Fact sheet on IDEA's alignment with the No Child Left Behind Act.
Letter from CCD Education Task Force to Appropriations Committee Chairman Cole and Blunt, and Appropriations Committee Ranking Minority DeLauro and Murray urging them to support the highest possible spending levels for programs that support America�s 6 million children and youth with disabilities and the educators who work on their behalf.
AUCD signed onto a letter urging members of the House of Representatives to oppose the SOAR Reauthorization Act.
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
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.